Practical and Conceptual Analysis of Wingsuit BASE Flight

SUMMARY Background. Fixed object parachuting, commonly known as BASE (Building, Antenna, Span, Earth) Jumping, was revolutionized by the introduction of wingsuits in the 1990s. Wingsuit BASE Jumping (WSBJ) has since surged both in overall popularity, and more recently, in its contribution to the rising rate of BASE fatalities. Risks associated with WSBJ and its position … Continued

Injury Patterns and Wilderness Medical Preparedness in BASE Jumping

SUMMARY Background. The risks of BASE jumping are due both to its high inherent risk and the austere locations in which jumpers are often injured. Despite this, emergency management education and resources are lacking for BASE jumpers. We seek to highlight a category of treatable incidents whose outcomes could be improved through Emergency medical education … Continued