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These numbers are all per man-hour instead of per trip. That's not good or bad but it definitely biases things toward making slower activities look safer. One hour of base jumping is on the order of jumping every weekend for 2-3yr (assuming 30sec from jump to ground).



With base jumping, you really need to separate out general base jumping from proximity flying.

For anyone unfamiliar with the sport, base jumping implies jumping off of something and then deploying a chute. This may or may not involve a wingsuit. Proximity flying involves jumping off of something in a wingsuit, and then flying closely along a mountain or other terrain for a while before deploying a chute.

Proximity flying has an insanely high fatality rate, because people tend to push their limits and at some point there is just no room for a mistake.




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