With the final days of summer upon us, I thought I'd go through some of the best Perrine Bridge BASE jump videos YouTube has to offer. After nearly an hour of watching them, I found one from 2018 that you've got to see if you haven't already.
Explicit language warning: this man filmed himself facing his fear of heights by BASE jumping tandem off the Perrine Bridge. Again, there is a lot of cursing in this video. But man if this guy isn't exactly how the average person would feel doing this the first time.
A former Marine will be jumping 22 times off the Perrine Bridge to raise awareness and money for research that will help make brain trauma more detectable and treatable in veterans. Approximately 22 veterans commit suicide daily and it can be attributed to traumatic brain injuries.
Austin Carey was the BASE jumper who was lost for over a week after performing a jump with his friend. His body was eventually recovered. His friends commemorated him with one last jump with his ashes. It was all caught on video.
Since the announcement was made on the Southern Idaho Tourism website in May, locals are growing more and more excited about the opportunity to host jumpers from across the globe in this first ever organized competition in Twin Falls.
A well executed backflip, followed by a textbook landing by one of the day's jumpers, provides a unique angle of both the bridge and the activity itself, and at the same time is a stark reminder of how tiny human beings are compared to nature.