The oldest base jumper

 

One of SGSC's missions is to promote continuing strength and fitness throughout the whole of life. We believe that maintaining your physical condition enables you to maintain the maximum possibilities for yourself, both in the physical and mental arenas. We haven't any idea about what Dorothy Custer does in the way of keeping strong by going to a gym or anything like that, but we can tell you one thing, even if she does nothing she has certainly maintained her adventurous frame of mind.

 

 One of SGSC's missions is to promote continuing strength and fitness throughout the whole of life. We believe that maintaining your physical condition enables you to maintain the maximum possibilities for yourself, both in the physical and mental arenas. We haven't any idea about what Dorothy Custer does in the way of keeping strong by going to a gym or anything like that, but we can tell you one thing, even if she does nothing she has certainly maintained her adventurous frame of mind.

 

In 2012, at the age of 101 she zip-lined across the Idaho Canyon. And now she holds the unofficial record for being the oldest person to complete a base-jump. At the age of 102, she completed a tandem base-jump with instructor Sean Chuma.

 

Here it is from on-board the flight.

 

 

She takes over the mantle of oldest base jumper from Lena Thomas, who jumped from Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls, Idaho in 2011 aged 82.

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Lena and her daughter Terri Scott, who at 58 was also eligible for SGSC membership, both did tandem jumps. They took over the record from James Talbot Guyer, who completed his jump, also from Perrine Bridge, in August 2002 aged 74.

 

Interestingly, Dorothy is a musician, a harmonica player. Previous articles have commented on research showing that musical involvement is a good way to keep your mental faculties in shape. It has certainly kept her excitement faculty up to scratch.