People have always craved adrenaline-inducing adventures. Scuba and cave diving, heli skiing and highlining, to name a few, attract more and more thrill seekers. It’s no surprise that falling from extremely high altitudes is catching up. Tall mountains and man-made structures make for the perfect locations. Skydiving is considered less dangerous because you’re jumping off from a much higher altitude. With BASE jumping, you don’t usually have more than 15 seconds to open up your parachute. Official statistics on how many people have died don’t exist. Some unofficial lists count around 250 deaths since 1981. Other estimates say there is about one fatality per 60 participants, according to Destination Tips.