Once you acquire a solid base and the ability to make your own choices, all you need to reach your goals is patience and motivation.
build solid foundations and provide you the tools TO PROGRESS safely on your own
IS BASEJUMPING DANGEROUS?
Throwing yourself from a high object is extremely dangerous. Basejumping is the art of minimising the risks in order to reach a level of danger that is acceptable for the jumper.
During the course, we will learn how to improve safety through learning, rigging and training, but the risk can never be reduced to 0. It is important that you are aware of the danger before taking the decisions to jump.
- Any jump could be deadly.
- Once you leap off the edge, you are alone.
Basejumping is probably the most beautiful and rewarding activity in the world but it’s important to approach it with a clear understanding of the potential consequences. Learn, train, commit!
IS IT MANDATORY TO LEARN BASEJUMPING THROUGH A FIRST JUMP COURSE?
Basejumping is unregulated: nothing is mandatory and everyone can decide on their own training and progression.
However, we highly recommend getting some guidance in order to lower the risk of injury and/or death. This guidance can be found through friends/mentors or through a FJC. Good guidance can be obtained through both methods and we don't want to advise one route or another, we want to keep the freedom of choice that makes basejumping so special.
It doesn't matter which path you choose, but, do not make decisions based on time or money! Shortcuts only take you faster to the grave. Gear and knowledge are cheaper than hospital bills.
You have only one life and it is precious: choose your mentor or FJC wisely!
HOW DO I BOOK A COURSE?
Select the course that interests you on the following page, click on « Apply now» and fill up the form. We will send you an email to let you know if your application has been approved.
Once your deposit is paid we will give you homework in order to prepare you for the course and will also be available to help you if you have any questions regarding gear.
WHY DO I HAVE TO BUY MY OWN GEAR INSTEAD OF RENTING IT?
There are two reasons why we want you to have your own gear:
1. You will need your equipment before the course in order to practice packing, and hopefully after to keep jumping and progressing.
2. Investing in a parachute is an important financial investment and it shows us that you are willing to commit.
Basejumping is a serious activity that requires a lot of commitment and we want to teach people that are willing to do it seriously.
SHOULD I BUY BRAND NEW GEAR OR SECOND HAND?
The choice is up to you, both options come with pros and cons:
1. With brand new gear, you know what you’re buying, but it’s expensive and there’s a long waiting time.
2. With second hand gear, you save money but you need to put more work into researching your equipment.
Once you are registered onto the course, we can help you with the choice of your gear, whether it’s new or second hand.
WHY CAN'T I BRING MY SKYDIVING HELMET TO THE COURSE?
Forget your beautiful G3 / Airgun / Gath.
Unlike in skydiving, the helmet is not only a camera support, but real protective equipment that might save your life.
Your helmet must be certified EN 1077
Both offer the same level of protection despite the price difference, so there’s no need to go for the expensive one if you want to save money.
A helmet is mandatory for the course, additional protective gear is optional.
WHICH SHOES SHOULD I BRING TO THE COURSE?
A bad grip can lead to a bad exit. A sprained ankle or fractured heel will end your jumping season. Therefore, it is important to choose hiking shoes that will guarantee your safety and comfort.
You want them to have:
- Ankle protection
- Vibram soles
- Sorbothane Double Strike Insoles (Buy on Amazon)
Keep in mind that you are going to hike in them for 14 days, so make sure you are comfortable in your shoes.