Last September, three urban daredevils executed an incredible 1,776-foot nighttime BASE jump from the spire of New York City's Freedom Tower. The jumper landed safely several blocks away, and recorded the entire death-defying plunge with a helmet-cam.
Not surprisingly, that stunt was totally illegal; according to the New York Post, the team of James Brady, Andrew Rossig and Marko Markovich turned themselves in to authorities this week, and in the run-up to their pending court date the trio finally posted the video of the jump to YouTube. As you might imagine, the clip reveals a totally terrifying, vertigo-inducing experience.
According to the Post, ad revenues from the YouTube video will be donated to charity.
Now it's time to decide which clip is scarier: this jump, which at least involved a parachute, or the high-altitude antics of Kirill Oreshkin, the “Russian Spider-Man,” who hung by his fingers from Europe's tallest building with no safety gear whatsoever!