Destination: Berlin, Germany
The most epic and special trip of my life and what a spectacular experience it was. I never in a million years would have thought I would have the opportunity to BASE jump inside a building and then even more impressive…. land on a beautiful sandy beach. With a new stamp in my passport, which is quickly filling up, I made it to Germany. Berlin was my first stop and it was a beautiful city, filled with lots to do, things to see and yummy treats to buy.
After 2 days in Berlin, I made my way to the Tropical Island Resort about 1.5 hrs from the city. The building was amazing! The structure have been originally built as a Cargo Lifter airship hangar but the project went bankrupt leaving it empty until it was purchased for just 1 euro and the Tropical Island began construction.
Now it is open to the BASE jumper world as the host of the IBWC (Indoor BASE World Cup). With a quick climb up the side of the dome and a very exposed walk across the catwalk, we made it to the exit point. About 240 ft. above the tropical looking rain forest below us, I climbed over the rail to make my first PCA jump from the roof (and second PCA ever).
The jump was incredible and the beach landings so soft! It is a spectacular location and the most memorable BASE event I have ever attended. Throughout the 3 days at the dome I was able to make 2 practice jumps, 4 competition jumps (2 in the new BASE girl Bikini) and finally 1 incredible record setting jump with the rest of the participants. I believe the final count was 64 jumpers off the same exit point one right after the other. The entire Record setting attempt took 10 minutes from first jumper to last jumper. So fortunate to have the ability to participate in such an incredible event. Thank you to the TIR for hosting us and for all of the organizers of the IBWC! What an incredible trip and life long memories!
Also, check out Clair's first video of her amazing experience!