/ NEWS: VIDEO: St John's Head BASE Jump
"The island of Hoy had captivated me since childhood, when I watched a TV program of Joe Brown and his daughter climbing The Old Man of Hoy. Being a BASE jumper and climber, I thought there was a possible jump off the other famous Hoy landmark, St John's Head."
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I enjoyed that, though I wondered for a while where he was going to land! Looks like quite a haul back out.
Wowser that was super intense! Good work Simon!
Ditto - great vid, shame about the music.
Heck of a small landing site, well done Simon !
No, it's not illegal. Some venues would require breaking a law to access, but BASE jumping itself isn't.
I agree too. A nice tune and good video. Si.
On a side note, the island of Hoy has 6 miles of good quality climbing to be done (not all of it super hard either) and 99.9% of it has never been touched before.
> So, how shall we count Tim's jump in 2010?
Which is off the Old Man of Hoy. This is a jump of St John's head. Two different places. Two different jumps. Both firsts. Both jumpers are nuts! Very impressed by the vid, pity about the music tho.
If anyone wants high res aerial photography of the whole coast line drop me a line. We flew the entire west coast at 700'. I can confirm there are countless amazing lines to be had.
Tim, Gus and Roger were definately the first to BASE on Hoy! I owe Tim (& others) a lot for helping to provide me with the intel to do this jump.
> I agree too. A nice tune and good video. Si.
Perfectly legal from cliffs, the cost guard will even direct you to the exit point on beachy head if you get lost.
(So I am told)
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