Testimonials

Fear less, Hope more. Eat less, Chew more. Whine less, Breathe more. Talk less, Say more. Love more, and all good things will be yours (S.M.)

“Mario is the only person I would ever allow to take me on an adventure like this. He has the reputation and precedence of “the only guy who could pull this off” from everyone you talk to in the BASE industry. The flow of training and the support to get you to and over the edge is nothing but positive. He is patient and walks you through every step, always makes sure you both are on the same page and will never push you to do something you don’t want to do. After the initial “jump” the views are spectacular and the canopy ride is thrilling. I could never recommend a better company to take you on a tandem BASE. Thanks guys for the great adventure!” Dave H.

“My experience of doing a (Tandem) base jump with Moab Base Adventures was phenomenal. There was not a single moment I did not trust that I was in good hands which made the jump a really wonderful and truly exciting experience. THANK YOU Mario!!” H.R.

“I wanted to write to say thanks for letting me participate in the crack clinic. Climbing in any way at Indian Creek has been something I’ve really been wanting to do. With the climbing being so hard and not being a good trad leader it has always been out of my reach. Talking with the rest of the group yesterday morning I think we all agreed that we didn’t just feel like “clients” – we kind of felt like we’d been given a temporary “locals card” for the weekend – lol. I’ve been to so many things over the years like classes and even private guiding where I felt like a client, was treated like a number and was completely micro-managed. While I still learned things and dont regret those courses your crack clinic weekend was so much better and as much about the experience as the training and for that I’m thankful.” Matt P.

“je suis ravi de mon sejour meme si je n’ai pas eu de chance avec le vent (Base guiding) mais je pense que je reviendrais l’année prochaine, il y a tant de beaux spots à faire!!” N.D.

“Thanks for the great time jumping in Moab! Mario has opened many of the jumps in the area so you know you have the right person if you are looking for someone to show you around. Additionally, the team does a lot of site maintenance, such as putting in ropes/ladders that you will really appreciate when scrambling to an exit (especially after you hear how it used to be accessed before they put them in). There is so much to do and no better way to be shown the exit points than with MBA. These guys are some of the best in the sport, super friendly, knowledgeable, and positive which gives the right vibe to have on the exit point. Hope to do some more jumps in the future!” -Nick H.

“Wildly capable Base professionals, quite the crew to support my very first (tandem base) jump!! An experience to remember, to be sure. I can already taste the all consuming addiction & am looking into AFF (skydiving) programs.The experience, training & preparation was so supportive, I knew I was in good hands.” Sara M.

“This was honestly the best experience of my life by far … I’ve never rock climbed in my life but I run half-marathons so Mario agreed to take me up to Parriott Mesa for my tandem BASE jump. I honestly had no clue what was in store for me, I just knew that this was something that I had always wanted to do, not realizing the climb that I would have to make to reach this goal. Mario and Mick, you guys were the first 2 guys that I can say honestly that I trusted with my life with no doubts, no fears – except for that split second at release – which turned immediately to absolute peaceful elation. How can I ever express my gratitude for you allowing me a glimpse into this incredibly exotic release from life itself for just one moment in time and space. The views were unreal. The experience – life altering! Thanks Mario, you guys really are the best!”
-Anne-Margaret

 

16 Responses to Testimonials

  1. Walter H. says:

    Thanks for the wonderful time in Moab. Nice jumps, wonderful hikes, memorable climb. I arrived in town at 8:00 a.m. and was on an exit at 11:00 a.m. Within 15 minutes we rescheduled our 3 day plan due to the incoming weather. Without Mario I would´t have made a single jump, with him I made 4 jumps in a wonderful relaxed atmosphere.
    Most impressive, also a bit embarrassing for me, Steph hauling my rig on top of ancient art for me. I will definitely be back! W.H.

  2. adie says:

    I already knew that one can experience the most intense human emotions while practicing the various extreme sports I have tried throughout the years, but tandem base jumping with Mario doesn’t compare to any of what I thought I knew about emotions and the human ability to share such experiences with one another. It truly is a bucket list dream come true!- A.G.

  3. John S says:

    I spent two days in MOAB prior to calling Mario, and wished I had called prior to arriving in town. His knowledge of locations, and wind patterns helped make jumps happen that otherwise would not have. He geared our jumps to maximize our time and enjoyment. Thanks to him, I now have jump locations east/west and north of town. In addition to his professionalism, he went above and beyond when I had a gear problem and let us jump his gear so we could continue. I will definitely look him up again next time I am in town, and have him guide me to an epic jump that otherwise I would not have the route knowledge of to pull off.

  4. Skye Taylor says:

    I had such an amazing time with the tandem base jumping. I came to Moab only to do this jump, and it was such an awesome experience, it was well worth the trip.
    At no point did I ever feel unsafe, and while I was scared for a lot of it, I wasn’t as scared as I should’ve been as it appeared that there were minimal risks. I skydive regularly, and I am fully aware of the risks involved. I make a conscious decision to jump anyway, knowing that I have a back up plan if anything goes wrong. This did not even cross my mind when climbing or doing this base jump with Mario, I was scared but knew I was being well looked after.
    I would highly recommend this experience to ANYONE, as the adrenalin rush you experience lasts for days, and the fact that you get to accomplish such an amazing this with no base jumping experience is truly an honour.
    Without a doubt, this has been the highlight of my trip to the states, and I will be telling everyone back home that they need to experience this for themselves!
    I wish Mario and Steph all the greatest for their business, they are amazing people, and it was the best thing I’ve ever done, I will be back again to do my base course!
    Thanks guys!

  5. Dan (Gold Coast Aus) says:

    “WOW – The stuff dreams are made of!”

    As our time in Moab was limited we had to make the most of it. So we hooked up with Mario to chat. He was instantly onboard oozing with enthusiasm as always.

    In our short few days we did 9 jumps at 8 different exit points all amazingly overhung roughly 330-480ft walls with a usual 1000+ ft canopy ride to follow.

    Their local knowledge proving to be our key in success. We avoided bad weather as Mario would decide every morning the best places to escape to (whilst other jumpers in town were winded out).

    When we arrived back in Vegas our friend said “I was stoked when I saw you guys found Moab Base Adventures cos that place is huge, I’ve been there heaps of times, and I still get lost.”

    Thanks for the memories, pictures and videos Mario & Steph. I’ve already framed my favorites and they’re hanging in the bedroom to wake up to every morning.

    Double thumbs up Moab Base Adventures!

    Dan (Gold Coast, Australia)

  6. Prudence Meunier says:

    My first time visiting Moab Utah was around my 25th Birthday and I wanted to do something that I would never forget.
    Well Mario made that happen for me.
    6am, sun coming up, no wind, all ready to go, Mario and I jumped off Sweet Spot in Mineral Canyon w/ fresh morning excitement!
    I was told Mario was the best person I could Tandem w/ (told by Base Jumpers that jump all the time).
    He was super clear on what we were going to do, gave me MORE confidence, over all rating for Mario and Tandem Base Jumping….I give it a 15 out of 10!
    Thanks Mario and Steph!
    I’ll be seeing you again ;)

    Cheers.

    -Pru Meunier

  7. Chris Dunham says:

    I just did my first BASE jump with Mario and his crew and it was a totally awesome experience. From picking me up at my hotel to dropping me back off Mario made my feel like a welcomed guest not just another paying customer. We jumped Mineral Canyon which was an easy walk from the car. Once we arrived at the exit point Mario explained the entire process from start to finish. We practiced the exit several times so that I knew what to expect and do and more importantly what not to do. There was never any pressure to hurry up and jump. Once we were harnessed together on the edge it all seemed to just flow-thumbs up, slow count down and jump. 2 to 3 second free fall-parachute opened and then an amazing canopy ride down. I got a great video and still pictures which were expertly done. I can’t stop watching the video. So, if you are a thrill seeker or an adrenaline junky, give Mario and Moab BASE adventures a try–you definitely won’t be disappointed.

  8. Make sure you commit to the jump before the actual jump. You might have second thoughts while standing on the edge of that cliff.

    Though Mario will be telling you that it’s OK to back out… if you don’t jump, it will be the biggest regret of your life :)

  9. Rex Yancey says:

    This was BY FAR the best experience!! If in Moab, it is a MUST to do! Mario & Steph make it so much fun, and the jump is breathtaking. I’m hooked!

  10. Dennis says:

    Mario and Steph are true professionals who know how to deliver a five star experience to their clients. As a guy who spends his free time searching for off the beaten path adventures, I’d have to say that my tandem BASE jump from Parriott Mesa was easily one of the top 20 most memorable experiences of my life.

  11. Katy says:

    Words to describe the adventure…awesome, amazing, stunning, unreal, unforgettable, perfectly nervous…in Moab terms, wicked. The list of adjectives could run on forever, it Moab BASE Adventures truly created an undescribable experience with BASE jumping. .

    The team of experts, Mario and Mick, along with a well executed hike, training time and of course celebration of the jump have left me with a memory of a lifetime. I’m thankful that my friend has a great friends in Mario, Steph, Chris, Mick and crew.

    For those of you new to any parachute jumping, this was my first one. I felt safe, informed, comfortable and able to enjoy every piece of the experience from start to finish. BASE jumping is truly an art form in the air!

    Thank you Moab BASE Adventures for taking an item off of my bucket list and helping me celebrate my 30th birthday. This girl from Nebraska had a great time!

    Katy

  12. Miranda Klok says:

    I want to say thanks to Mario and Steph. I really wanted to do the BASE jump but I got a bit scared and nervous and got second thoughts while I was standing on the edge of the cliff. But Mario made me feel comfortable and safe. There wasn’t any pressure and I had the opportunity to back out at any time. But I didn’t….. And I’m so happy I didn’t back out: what an awesome experience!!!! The 3 second free fall gives a big adrenaline rush and the canopy ride down is amazing. I really enjoyed every second of the experience.
    I would recommend Moab b.a.s.e. Adventures if you’re looking for a breathtaking experience and a memory for life.
    I will definitely be back soon :-)

    Miranda (The Netherlands)

  13. Heather Falenski says:

    Steph and Mario truly have something unique going on. I did my first tandem B.A.S.E. jump with them a year ago — a dream of mine almost ten years in the making — and it was one of the most lovely and thrilling experiences of my life. It’s something that I will never forget.

  14. Nick says:

    Thanks for the great time jumping in Moab! Mario has opened many of the jumps in the area so you know you have the right person if you are looking for someone to show you around. Additionally, the team does a lot of site maintenance, such as putting in ropes/ladders that you will really appreciate when scrambling to an exit (especially after you hear how it used to be accessed before they put them in). There is so much to do and no better way to be shown the exit points than with MBA. These guys are some of the best in the sport, super friendly, knowledgeable, and positive which gives the right vibe to have on the exit point. Hope to do some more jumps in the future!

  15. Pat M. says:

    A joy filled thank you to Mario and Steph for the experience of a lifetime! I had made one tandem sky dive before with Skydive Moab and saw that Mario was offering a tandem B.A.S.E. jump experience. I knew I had to experience this on my next trip to Moab. M.B.A.’s website is quite extensive and shows you much of what you need to know. Although I had the normal nervousness and fear that anyone would have standing on that ledge, I felt completely safe and secure under Mario’s wing and years of experience. He made this tandem jump a completely joy filled experience for me without worry. After the initial adrenaline rush of the jump off the cliff, I enjoyed a spectacular time flying within the amazing Mineral Canyon. It was a perfect jump for me on a perfect day and beyond my expectations. If you want the experience of a life time, take the tandem jump and be sure Mario is your tandem master! Moab B.A.S.E. adventures rocks! And Mario and Steph are great people. Love it that Cajun was along too and greeting me upon our landing! EPIC! I will be back again for another tandem adventure.

  16. Ankur Bhagat says:

    First BASE experience in Moab and it couldn’t have been any better thanks to Mario. I had only a couple of hours on Sunday and he made it efficient and super awesome! The exits he showed me were perfect for what I was looking for both from a jump as well as a Moab perspective. He shared a ton of information about everything from jumping in Moab to the area in general. We had some good conversations on the hikes and that made the experience even more wholesome and interesting. It was a privilege to jump with him given his experience in the sport. Great guy with a great demeanour. Absolutely recommend MBA to anyone looking to jump in Moab and need someone to show them around. Have to mention Mick as well who accompanied us on the first jump. Another great guy who shared some good insights into hiking and jumping in Moab … will be back for more exits so see you guys soon … also hope to meet Cajun next time around that’s one talented dog.

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