WATCH: 102-Year-Old BASE Jumper
Did it as a birthday celebration
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Dorothy Custer typically gets her kicks playing the harmonica and sewing, but she takes her birthdays very seriously. For her 102nd this year, the Idaho native BASE jumped 486 feet off the Perrine Bridge.
Though Custer is definitely the oldest person to BASE jump, she did have help from a tandem jump instructor. After landing on the shore of the Snake River, Custer complained that the jump was too short. “I don’t know why it went down so quickly, but that was alright,” she said, conjuring the perspective of her 102 years.
BASE jumping was the logical follow-up to her 101st birthday celebration of ziplining across Snake River Canyon, and luckily, she also captured her bridge jump on film.