BASE jumpers take a leap off Camelback Mountain

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 12:03 PM

PHOENIX -- It wasn't just hikers enjoying a gorgeous morning on Camelback Mountain Wednesday. Two BASE jumpers took advantage of the great conditions, as well.

Bruce Haffner in the Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper was overhead when two two men took the plunge.

BASE jumping is defined as an activity where participants jump from fixed objects and use a parachute to break their fall. BASE is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span (beam or bridge) and earth (cliff).

You can see this duo's parachutes opening after a few seconds of free falling. Both men landed all their jumps safely.

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