/ Base jump from Ben Nevis

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Pids - on 13:58 Wed

Wow, didnt think there were cliffs that high on Ben Nevis

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-47214717/base-jumper-tim-howell-leaps-from-ben-nevis

Thats impressive.

Anyone know where he jumped from?

Also, I notice the Jottner chute, hmm, wonder when his Scottish colleue will also be jumping?

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JLS on 14:16 Wed
In reply to Pids:

>"Thats impressive."

Of course the really challenge - Tinto - still awaits.

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Pids - on 14:19 Wed
In reply to JLS:

> >"Thats impressive."

> Of course the really challenge - Tinto - still awaits.

Tinto - pfffft

Mount Loudoun 

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what the hex on 14:25 Wed
In reply to Pids:

That didn't look particularly safe!

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Pids - on 14:29 Wed
In reply to what the hex:

> That didn't look particularly safe!

Its definitely not for me

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Mr Lopez - on 14:33 Wed
In reply to Pids:

There's several diferent places to jump from in Ben Nevis. All you need is 60odd feet of nearly vertical ground followed by steeper terrain, and a landing area within reach.

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TimhNorthBASE - on 14:58 Wed
In reply to Mr Lopez:

30m will do 😁👌

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TimhNorthBASE - on 15:02 Wed
In reply to Pids:

We jumped from buttress next to number three. There is also an exit near the summit my friend opened in the summer.

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Mr Lopez - on 15:16 Wed
In reply to TimhNorthBASE:

28m over hard ground is the height to beat. Lol

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JLS on 15:39 Wed
In reply to Mr Lopez:

>"28m over hard ground is the height to beat. Lol"

I've done 2m WITHOUT a parachute.

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Pids - on 15:44 Wed
In reply to TimhNorthBASE:

Thanks - didnt realise this was a "thing" - fair play to you guys, looks great.

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LastBoyScout on 15:55 Wed
In reply to Pids:

I note that he was on static line to open, or he'd never get enough speed up for the pilot chute to be effective.

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TimhNorthBASE - on 16:14 Wed
In reply to Mr Lopez:

It's been beaten many times.. 😉

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TimhNorthBASE - on 16:14 Wed
In reply to Pids:

Thanks, appreciate it. 

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JLS on 16:15 Wed
In reply to LastBoyScout:

>"I note that he was on static line to open"

From my position of ignorance that looked like an iffy set-up.  I wonder if it was legit or just a Heath Robinson affair.  I noticed the still present pilot chute and wonder if this was because it couldn't easily be removed from his normal set-up or whether it was actually in use as a back-up in case the static line didn't work as expected...

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TimhNorthBASE - on 16:39 Wed
In reply to JLS:

Haha no worries, differently was a legit set up. There is never a reason to take the pilot chute off, apart from when changing the size, whicjwis an easy task. It is as you said used as a backup. No need to increase the risk if for some reason the static linevwaslto fail.

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Billhook - on 19:09 Wed
In reply to Pids:

Beats walking down!

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dh73 - on 09:17 Thu
In reply to Pids:

the most danger seemed to be the guy on the ground  - about 45 seconds in - has to sprint out of the way of him coming into land! he also seemed to have a chute - so would have been ironic had he survived the jump only to be flattened by his mate

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LastBoyScout on 10:49 Thu
In reply to TimhNorthBASE:

For my own curiousity, how and where are you attaching the static line? I couldn't quite make it out in the video.

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Baron Weasel - on 11:34 Thu
In reply to TimhNorthBASE:

Did you see that Ben G has been opening new exits in Cornwall?

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Hardonicus - on 12:15 Thu
In reply to Pids:

Has anyone wingsuited of cliffs like those on Ben Nevis e.g. Orion Face maybe or is it just too low to be worth it?

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TimhNorthBASE - on 12:21 Thu
In reply to Baron Weasel:

I did. Ben and I opened up the first exit there a few years ago.

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TimhNorthBASE - on 12:22 Thu
In reply to Hardonicus:

Yeah the initial vert is pretty small and the overall height might not be workable with the glide ration over the terrain. But maybe.

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TimhNorthBASE - on 12:23 Thu
In reply to LastBoyScout:

We just slung a boulder just behind the exit.

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French Erick - on 13:54 Thu
In reply to TimhNorthBASE:

Not my bag that!

The funny thing it would seem is that the smaller it is the more dangerous...

Anyways, horses for courses and all that. it seems you had fun so it's all good in my books.

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LastBoyScout on 15:11 Thu
In reply to TimhNorthBASE:

> We just slung a boulder just behind the exit.

I meant to the rig, not the rock. There seemed to be a loop of rope involved at the end.

My own experience of static line deployment involved an elastic band that released or snapped to release once the canopy had left the d-bag.

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TimhNorthBASE - on 17:05 Thu
In reply to LastBoyScout:

Ah right. So frkmfthe anchor I made a bite, attached the break cord from the bite to a bite in my bridal. Using two seperate loops of break cord- looks like shoelace, one is a back up and is alightsl linger creating a snatch force effect aswell. The cord breaks at 80lbs so as soon as we reach line stretch the cord breaks.

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PM on 21:59 Thu
In reply to TimhNorthBASE:

Thanks for the explanation of the set-up; interesting. Awesome looking jump! Do you ever wear a heart rate monitor doing these?

('bite' in a ropey context is spelled 'bight'.)

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