That Time my Hubby Jumped Off the Aizhai Bridge | One BASE jump made

In 2012 my hubby was invited to jump off a bridge in China. Here is part of that story.

Well, my hubby made it to China safely.  I "tracked" him going over the North Pole.  Tracked is in quotes because there is a certain point when flights are just estimated because they can't really track them anymore.  He landed safely.  Unfortunately Facebook is banned in China, so he hasn't been able to post much.  He has been able to email me.  But, I've been spending a lot of time on the computer trying to keep track of things going on in the region and the world.  

The day he left for China was the day everything started happening with the anti-US sentiment in the Middle East and north Africa.  There was one night when they made it to their destination city that they weren't allowed out of the hotel for safety reasons.  I wasn't sure if he had any idea what was going on everywhere since everything is censored over there.  And I didn't know how much TV, etc they would be watching.  

They were supposed to be making test jumps on Saturday in China, but they were unable to because the wire walker's wires were still in the way.  You can watch the wire walkers in a video at the link below:
So, they were unable to make test jumps before the big day.  All of the jumpers were hoping to get 5 or 6 jumps off the bridge.  .  .  after all, some of them did travel from the other side of the globe to do so.  But, he was only able to make one jump.  But, that one jump was exciting for all of them since there was so much going on.  

I stayed up a very long time last night trying to find a live feed of the jumps, but could never find it.  I finally gave up and went to bed. I did just find this video on YouTube.  It shows some of the jumpers going off.  I kept looking to see if I could see my hubby anywhere!  But, couldn't.  There is a guy who went off in a wheel chair, though, so that's pretty cool.  He's a friend of my hubby's and a lot of his friends.  




I know it's an experience that he is very thankful for having.  And I'm happy that he was able to experience it.   They did a lot of sight-seeing while they were there and my hubby said it was one of his favorite trips ever.


26 comments:

  1. Your husband is so brave! I would be terrified, but I have heard that it is such an exhilarating and rewarding experience. I’m glad he enjoyed his jump!

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  2. Wow, I would be so nervous to have my husband going that far away, and to do a crazy thing like that! Facebook not being available would probably make me even more nervous! Good thing it went well.

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    1. Yes, his trips sometimes make me crazy nervous. At those points, I just have to remember to have faith!

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  3. Wow so brave! I get nervous just thinking about it. It sounds thrilling and fun, but I could never do it!

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    1. Yeah, I can't either. Every now and then I think I can work up the bravery to maybe go skydiving with him, but it hasn't happened yet! And technically, you can't BASE jump until you've done so many skydives, so the BASE jumping thing will NEVER happen! LOL

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  4. WOW!! That would be so awesome to do! How cool for your husband to experience this

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    1. It was a really cool experience for him. :)

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  5. Your husband is really brave! I would be very scared to do that as I am afraid of heights.

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    1. Me too! Yeah, I just don't understand the whole standing on the edge of a bridge thing. . . . but he really enjoys it!

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  6. omg! Jumping off the bridge takes a lot whole courage! I couldn't imagine the height and the coldness of the water! But for an adventurer its really an achievement! Good job to your husband!

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    1. I don't think he landed in the water this particular time. He jumps with a parachute and they had an "X" they were supposed to land on. It certainly takes a lot of courage!

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  7. What a truly amazing experience and I am sure one he will never forget. I don't think I would be brave enough to do!! I am sure you must be so proud of him!

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    1. I'm proud of him for a lot of reasons. :) And he definitely has this trip on the top of the list of things he'll never forget.

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  8. It must have been such an amazing experience, I can not imagine doing something of this sort. Your husband has a lot of courage and you should be proud of him!

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    1. It was a really amazing experience for him. He inspires me every day. :)

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  9. That is an amazing experience and I am sure your husband will never forget it. It is a great achievement, I am so glad he enjoyed it.

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    1. He definitely enjoyed it and won't forget it. :)

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  10. I don't think i could manage to even get to the test jump, let alone do the real thing straight off the bat! Thats a brave man for sure!

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    1. He's actually been BASE jumping for about 16 years. I think each time is a new adventure and makes him nervous, though!

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  11. oh my goodness, i'm getting scared just looking at the vid!! that's a bit of courage right there :) Good for him for doing that though and having that memory!

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    1. Yes, it definitely makes me nervous too. The times that I've actually watched him jump in person, I've been a nervous wreck.

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  12. That is insane. What an awesome experience your husband was able to enjoy. I would have been terrified.

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    1. You and me, both! There's a reason I DON'T do it! LOL

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  13. That video is so amazing! You are so brave! Base-jumping is really a fantastic activity but it takes a lot of courage over fear to be able to make it.

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