BY SAMUEL JOSEPH
ANCHOR AUSTIN KIM
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BASE Jumping is considered one of the most dangerous activities in the world. No surprise- considering it means throwing yourself from a great height and hoping the parachute works. But if you need a bit more excitement- try doing it with a motorcycle.
That’s exactly what the Julio Munoz did. The Chilean daredevil raced his bike off a 3,300-foot cliff in the Andes Mountain Range.
The stunt cost Munoz more than $100,000 and required three helicopters to carry equipment. But oddly enough- it was another stunt that allowed him to pay for it. New Zealand’s 3News says...
“The 37-year-old gained notoriety in November last year after successfully base jumping from a skyscraper at the Castonera Centre in Chile's capital Santiago. This feat enabled Munoz to raise the US$100,000 needed for his latest stunt.”
So how did Munoz feel about it? In comments captured by Sky News- pretty relaxed, actually.
"On the way to the ramp, I was focused on adjusting the speed on the bike... When I left the ramp and I'm flying, when I'm in the middle, that's where I really feel comfortable - in the air."
Munoz hoped the jump would bring attention to the beauty of Chile. But according to ITN- that wasn’t the only reason.
Anchor: “He’s hoping the jump will mean other countries with famous landmarks will let him jump off those too.”
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