/ Skydiving and Climbers (and Tim Emmet)
I know a lot of climbers, such as Steph Davis, Dean Potter, Leo Houlding are all base jumpers.
Can anyone recommend any AFF courses?
I don't know what he said, it didn't need saying to me..
I recommend Skydive Madrid (Freefalluniversity)
1. Does it eventually get boring?
2. How do you reconcile using the days of nice weather with going cimbing vs skydiving?
It makes sense for pros to do something on their days off while their arms recover, but for normal people, especially in England who only have their weekends, is it worth it?
If I am honest I was in spain for the climbing in El Chorro, and went to the sky diving school for new years eve, got drunk and agreed to a jump, and only did the first jump of the aff course.
They thought climbing was crazy…
I haven't done either climbing or jumping for a while due to a dodgy neck, but will as soon as possible with skydiving first choice.
I cannot imagine it ever getting boring, and I've not heard anyone else say so. The insanity of jumping out of a plane is enough to keep me keen, and as Tim says, there are always new things to learn and do. I have seen someone give up, but that was before getting out of the plane the first time.
And, particularly in England, there are plenty of weekends when it is too windy (>23mph) or cloudy, so if any doubt re the weather, climbing it is.
And yes Tim, all of my instructors too, most of whom base jump, said climbing is too dangerous and crazy.
Personaly I never enjoyed skydiving as much as climbing.
I suppose skydiving was something I did mainly because I had the chance through work (ex-para).
Climbing has always been my passion though.
I got bored after 2 jumps of the AFF course. It's like riding a motorbike without a helmet. Base jumping looks fun but the 10% lifetime risk of dying put me off.
Its just a shame there is so muc faff and expense to skydiving. Its not like you can just rock up to the crag and have a pure, simple day out.
then between 20-40 quid each jump when you have your licence
potentially thousands on kit
bidget to start base juping taking this into consideration is about10k, as you do about 200 jumps
> I suppose skydiving was something I did mainly because I had the chance through work
Same here. Mind you much better tailgating out of a Herc than a violent port or starboard static line exit. Much prefer climbing though:-)
Still miss that 120mph rush though!
I recommend Empuria Brava in Spain
I climb, skydive amnd ride a motorbike, what's your question ?
1. can do, but it depends how you progress it. flat solo flying got boring, now I'm doing relative work and it's a hoot. really it comes down to what floats your boat! IF you don't try it you'll never know!
2. some skydivers do very little in the uk then do a week away. but yes they do both work better in good weather. (money often helps you make the decision though!)
Yes, but not at the same time.
Always wanted to do it, though when the time to jump comes, chances are they will have to drag me out the plane!
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