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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Base 66 by Jevto Dedijer. BASE 66 is the true, nerve-wracking account of three young skydivers and their quest for membership in the most select extreme sports club on earth: The BASE club.
In order to become a full-fledged member, Jevto Dedijer, Bernard Poirier, and Scott Elder had to parachute from the top of a building, an antenna tower, a bridge and a cliff, and survive to tell the story--a fea BASE 66 is the true, nerve-wracking account of three young skydivers and their quest for membership in the most select extreme sports club on earth: The BASE club. In order to become a full-fledged member, Jevto Dedijer, Bernard Poirier, and Scott Elder had to parachute from the top of a building, an antenna tower, a bridge and a cliff, and survive to tell the story--a feat only some adrenaline addicted people have succeeded in doing.
He and his companions shared several near death experiences while traveling across Europe with their parachutes and beer in Bernard's dented Renault 4. They were pioneers in a sport so dangerous that several of their fellow BASE jumpers died in action.
It is an account of extraordinary people taking a step beyond the edge. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Base 66 , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Aug 20, Marvin rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction , favorites. I absolutely loved this book! As a fellow adrenaline junkie myself and a fan of skydiving, It was fascinating to read a first hand story of one of the earliest BASE jumpers. Base 66 follows the author Jevto Dedijer on his quest to earn the coveted Base number.
A number given to those who have completed a Base jump on the required four structures. Apr 12, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: A good read, assuming you're interested in skydiving and BASE. It's not particularly well written it's not bad either mind , but the build up to the jumps and the acts themselves make for compelling reading.
Some of the interludes don't really feel relevant, but the author is telling his whole story of those years and despite this, the jump sections more than make up for any weaknesses in the book. Aug 29, Dejan rated it really liked it. I read this thing just as I was about to start my skydiving course. It gave me great insight into the evolution of freefall, friendship and teamwork. All that through a great story any thrill seeking adventurer will like. Oct 21, Ann rated it liked it.
As a work of history, 5 stars. Literary merit, 2 stars. Worth a read for a moment in time and a kind of mind if the nature of the sport is of interest to you. Sep 01, Phil Breidenbach rated it really liked it. Written by one of the first base jumpers, number 66 to do the four different methods. Nov 16, David rated it it was amazing.
A rare and realistic view of one of the most secretive sport ever. Jan 17, Chad rated it really liked it. Not bad There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Jevto Dedijer. Jevto Dedijer. He then taught high school in Mostar while studying at the University of Belgrade then called the Belgrade Higher School and at the University of Vienna, earning his doctorate at the latter institution in He was employed at the National Museum in Sarajevo until the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in by Austria-Hungary, making the region an official part of the empire.
He then became professor at the School of Theology in Belgrade and in , an assistant professor of geography at the University of Belgrade. He died on 24 December in Sarajevo from the Spanish flu. Books by Jevto Dedijer. Related Articles. There are many ways to take action against racism. Read more Trivia About Base A Story No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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