« "Nouvelle Vague" meets Jean Luc Godard | Main | What a great blog! »

BASE jumper at la Tour Eiffel

In 1912 this daredevil made the first BASE jump from the Eiffel Tower. He was an Austrian tailor by the name of Reichelt. He fashioned a garment to serve as both an overcoat and parachute and decided to test his invention from the Tower. Having told the authorities that he wanted to make a 'dummy' drop, at the last minute he strapped himself in. Note the official measuring party at the end.

click to blow up

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.