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Tandem B.A.S.E Jumping
“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!”
Moab B.A.S.E Adventures is currently the only place in the world where you can make a tandem B.A.S.E jump from a CLIFF.
In Moab, base jumpers jump the cliffs every day. Until now, if you’ve always dreamed of making a base jump, you had to commit thousands of dollars and several months or years of life to acquiring skydiving experience and then base jump training. Skydiving tandem systems and B.A.S.E equipment are proven and time tested. The innovation was to combine them. Now your first parachute jump can be a base jump. The passenger weight limit is set at 185 lbs and is non-negotiable.
The vast Mineral Canyon is our first chosen tandem base jumping location. An enormous expanse of canyon terrain, the Mineral Canyon cliffs are located next to the Green River, about a 45 minute drive from downtown Moab.
To access the jump location, we walk about 20 minutes across flat desert on a small trail and stop at the edge of the cliff, 900 feet over the Mineral canyon itself. From up here, we get a spectacular view of the Green River below, and a distant sighting of the Henry mountains past Hanksville, over 50 miles away!
After we jump and land on a sandy beach, a small, well maintained dirt road will take us back up to the car park via a series of tight curves on the famous Mineral Bottom Switchbacks. The easier access makes Mineral Canyon suitable for everyone wanting to do a Tandem B.A.S.E jump from a cliff, but the weight limit remains at 185 lbs and is non-negotiable.
Parriott Mesa requires a 2 hour hike up with some rope sections and easy scrambling. The total altitude gain is over 1400 feet making it the highest of our Tandem jumps.
By the nature of its location, the hike to Parriott is not suitable for everyone. You need to be in very good shape and confortable with scrambling around rocky sections of terrain and going up a few sections of fixed rope with protective gear to back you up.
Of course, all of this is under our direct supervision and you do not need to be an experienced rock climber in order to make it all the way up: but it’s not your typical hike up to a viewpoint.
With Parriott Mesa, getting up there is half the adventure, and the scenery will keep you motivated all the way to the summit. Once we take the leap and soar out over the desert landscape, we land in soft dirt beside the car, ready to head back to Moab….jumping is the best way down.
The Parriott Mesa day will show you the full B.A.S.E jumping experience, and immerse you in what we feel is one of the most amazing feelings on this planet.
How is all of this gonna happen?
On the day of your jump, we’ll hike together to the top of the cliff and to what we call the “exit point.” Once there, we will start by verbally explaining the jump sequence from approaching the exit point together all the way to the parachute landing.
Next we will fasten you into your tandem passenger harness and clip you onto a safety leash away from the cliff edge and physically practice the jumping sequence, from attaching ourselves together to the actual jumping off. There is no time frame for this and we will take however long is necessary to get comfortable with the entire sequence.
You’ll stand at the edge of the cliff with nothing in front of you. After getting your approval that you are ready to jump, we will drop the safety leash and start the countdown: 3-2-1-and JUMP!
We launch into the air–a moment that few people will ever experience. You’ll feel the incomparable sensation of free fall, the soft opening of the parachute above you, and then the amazing experience of flying over desert landscape to a soft, sandy landing.
Nothing can compare to the feeling of standing in front of a billowing parachute, looking back at the cliff you’ve just jumped from, over a thousand feet up. Whether it’s a hit on your bucket list, or the culmination of a lifelong dream, your B.A.S.E adventure will be one of the highlights of your life!!
If you’ve always dreamed of making a base jump, the time has come. Price list
Remember: it remains a base jump !! and should be thought of very thoroughly before committing oneself to this experience. A very good trial experience is doing a Tandem skydive jump at Skydive Moab, located at the Moab airport.
“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!” D.H.
“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.” D.M.
“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 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.” C.D.