the best jumps from a fixed platform
a bit of a random one i know but does anyone have any suggestions for the best bungee jumps from fixed structures ie bridges. looking to do one and wanted something more secure than a dubious crane in a pub carpark.
willing to travel to mainland europe and the uk.
all suggestions welcome
The best bridge jumps I've done were with Vertige Adventures who organise jumps off the Ponsonnas (100m) and Sautet (70m) bridges near Grenoble in the South of France. There's a cable car in the Swiss Alps at Leukebad that gave me an awesome 9 second freefall from 1000ft but I still think the perspective from bridges is better. AJ Hackett's site in Normandy is fun and a beautiful location, but nothing special jump-wise.
I've done about 25 jumps over the years, mostly from a crane near Battersea Powerstation which was operated by UK Bungee Club at the time. They've moved their operation to Datchet and most jumps are done from a mobile crane but occasionaly they set up the 300ft crane which is well worth doing as there are great views of Windsor and a distant London to be had.
Just noticed that UK Bungee do an interesting 'bridge jump' near Middlesbrough !!!!!! I fancy giving that a go !!. Anyone else????
scotty, what can i say apart from BOING too!
just the info i'm looking for. i shall investigate further.
My housemate works for UK Bungee and recently got me vouchers to jump at Magna in Rotheram, that was my first jump and I loved it, although the jump probably isn't that high it's the UK (maybe Europe's) only indoor jump and as you're jumping in near darkness that adds something to the experience.
He regularily works at the Middlesborough bridge jump which he says for UK jumps is the way to go.
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