BASE Jump from the Cima Grande
Thomas Huber has climbed three summits in Italy's Dolomites, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and B.A.S.E. jumped off two of them in a single day.
On Thursday, August 14, 2008, the famed German speed climber and adventurer began his tri-summit/jump quest at 10:30 pm. In the dark, and after some headlamp troubles, he made the top of the Cima Ovest and waited for first light before plunging back to the bottom.
Next on the list was the Cima Grande, this time with his brother Alex. Reaching the summit at 2 pm he then descended several hundred feet to a safe jumping point where he achieved eight seconds of free fall (see the YouTube.com video).
And finally, after 48 pitches, fighting extreme fatigue, Thomas made the summit of the Cima Piccola by 7:30 pm on Friday night. Thomas said of this long time goal, "For a brief moment I feel in a foreign world... a long story full of emotions, with ups and downs finishes — happily — now."
Date of Ascent and Descents: August 14th-15th, 2008