When Heather met Glenn, she had no experience in BASE jumping or climbing and didn't want any either: after a bungee-jump accident, anything outdoor-related terrified her. Image courtesy of Singlemans' website BASEClimb (click to enlarge).
BASEClimb3 BC at the base of Meru group - the wall the Singlemans jumped is in the background. Image by Mal Haskins courtesy of Vertical Resources (click to enlarge).
Mick Hill, Heather and Glenn ascending the fixed ropes to the jump site. Image by Mal Haskins courtesy of Vertical Resources (click to enlarge).
After breaking the snow cornice in order to arrange a jumping platform, the couple prepared to fly from the summit ridge. Image by Mal Haskins courtesy of Vertical Resources (click to enlarge).
Glenn and Heather, two flies on the wall. Image by Mal Haskins courtesy of Vertical Resources (click to enlarge).
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Australian couple Glenn and Heather Singleman have broken the world record for the highest BASE jump, from 6604m down the east face of Meru in India - previous record was held by Glenn, who jumped from Trango Tower in 1992. Glenn and Heather made the wing suit / BASE jump on May 23 from a launch site 6604m over the east face of Meru Peak in the Garhwal Himalaya, India. First climb, then jumpBut first they had to climb up: "We'd spent 20 days fixing line, carting camera equipment, base jumping rigs, wing suits, drills and...