[VIDEO] These Crazy BASE Jumpers Leaped From KL Tower To "Gate-Splash" A Rooftop Party
During the month of September, BASE jumpers John Van Horne, Matt Frolic and Andy Lewis were in Malaysia for the KL Tower International Base Jump
Last month, John Van Horne and two of his friends were in town for the annual Kuala Lumpur Tower BASE jumping event. They decided to end the weekend by launching themselves from the thousand-foot-high tower and surprising guests at a nearby hotel by landing in the rooftop pool.washingtonpost.com
The website reports that the jumpers were in town for the KL Tower International Base Jump event, and the pool party was part of the festivities.huffingtonpost.com
For the uninitiated, BASE jumping refers to the four points a jumper can jump from, "Building", "Antenna", "Span" and "Earth"
So on their last night in Kuala Lumpur, they decided to go out with a bang, or in this case, a splash. How? By gatecrashing a pool party in a nearby building
Although the pool was used to host the KL Tower International BASE Jumping festivities, not many knew of their planned stunt
“There were a few people at the party who knew we were coming in,” said Van Horne, who has been BASE jumping for 10 years.washingtonpost.com
But not everyone at the party knew that a few of the guests would be jumping into the pool from another building. “There were a few people at the party who knew we were coming in,” Van Horne told the Washington Post.huffingtonpost.com
So the daredevils climbed to the top of KL Tower, which is 1,100 feet high and jumped...
With not much margin for error, the jump had to be perfect. The pool, located at The Pacific Regency hotel was in sight.
“Your best-case scenario if you miss the pool is a 200-foot-high tree,” said Van Horne. “Around the hotel, there was nowhere to land, no open areas.”
As he nears the pool, loud cheers can be heard from the crowd as he descended
And as you guessed, he made a grand entrance to the party!