1. South East Asia Trip: Part 3 - Thailand

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    Leg 3 of my fall adventures... Thailand! We ended our South East Asia trip in, what could only be described as, tropical paradise. Warm, salty ocean, monkeys as common as squirrels, sweltering humidity, amazing food and stunning cliffs begging to be climbed and jumped! We arrive in Krabi and all pile in a van to take us to our longboat. I know immediately that I have fallen in love with Thailand as we pull up to the ocean. We buy our boat ticket and wade out to thigh deep water carrying our suitcases on our heads. The long boat ride is about 20 minutes to get us to Tonsai Bay. We pull in at low tide and drag our bags across the rocky ocean floor up to our hotel. I love Tonsai because there was no wifi, no electric for half the day and no cars. That night, we all sit and have dinner below the cliff we'll be jumping. Next day there we hike over to some sport climbs on the Railey side. We slept in a little and missed low tide, so we'll be hiking the back way through the trees. Beautiful humid jungle scene with monkeys bouncing from tree to tree. This really is tropical paradise. The climbing was awesome. Had a blast trading leads with my friend Douggs and watching a few of our friends try climbing for the first time. We head home on the beach since the tide is moving out. I proceed to pick up shells. A hobby of mine, no no... obsession of mine for the next week. (I'm not kidding. I had to have a 'cut' for the shells I brought back home.) We get up early to beat high tide and strong afternoon winds. Snag a quick breakfast, then we're off to the hike. Now I was warned before I got to Thailand, that you better have some climbing skills, or you're going to have a hard time getting to the jumps. They weren't lying. The hike starts with a traverse 10 feet off the ground across this wall dripping with water. Move onto the climb up the tree covered in fire ants. Climb up some vines until you emerge out of the canopy of trees to the most beautiful view I've ever seen. Then scramble across the sharp rocks formations until you make it to the gear up ledge. There's 4 of us on the jump both times I jumped it. Only 2 of you can comfortably gear up on this ledge. After gearing up, I climb down to the exit point. I mean that literally this time. It's a point over top of a concave wall. Exposure. No need to stand around and think about it. I'm out! Bam. On heading opening to a morning beach flight in front of all the people having breakfast. The ground rush is insane off this wall. Watching the people on the ground get closer and closer. It's exhilarating. Oh and did I mention it's in tropical paradise?! We finished our post jump high fives just in time for the tide to come in and the ocean winds to pick up. Thailand, I almost didn't leave you. BASE jumping in tropical paradise?! I don't know if I've ever even had dreams this good. But that drunk guy who ruined my jenga game at the bar that night... well... he looked a little too much like Charles Manson. I left a little piece of my heart in Tonsai. I'll be back here for it, for sure.

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    • South East Asia Trip: Part 2 - Malaysia

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      Next stop on my South East Asia trip is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Borneo was a complete blast, but this is the big event. The one I've been dreaming of since I first started jumping. The Menara KL is the fifth largest communications tower in the world. The building stands at 1381ft to the top of the antenna. We jump from the overhanging observation deck at just over 900ft. A tall, slider up, BASE jump from an overhung building that I don't have to sneak around to get into and I get an elevator ride to the top?! You've gotta be kidding me, right? This is what heaven must be like. The jumping begins and all bets are off. Anything goes here. I start off with a triple gainer. I can't believe the crazy stuff happening at this event. If this were in the US, half the stuff we're doing would surely have been banned. I love how supportive Malaysia is of BASE jumping. I watch all kinds of multi-ways, flips, relative work, free-flying, totem poles, rope swings, crane jumps. Gah!!!! My head might explode from all the fun we're having here. Next day we all pile into cabs, on little sleep and make our way to the airport. Some of us are heading home. Some of us are heading on new adventures. Me and about 10 of my friends are heading to Tonsai Bay, Thailand...

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      • South East Asia Trip: Part 1 - Borneo

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        Come follow me on Part 1 of a three part adventure through South East Asia. Here you'll see me and my friends jumping the Wisma Sanyan building in Sibu on the island of Borneo.

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        • Jill Kuzman's B.A.S.E. Jumping Trip to Asia Teaser

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          This quick edit teaser of Jill Kuzman's adventures and BASE Jumping shenanigans while in Borneo, Malaysia and a sneak peak of Thailand showcases the incredible B.A.S.E. jumping talents of Professional BASE Jumper JIll Kuzman. Made possible with the help of Suz Graham, Charley Kurlinkus and Craig Geipel. Music by 'Messed' with the song "Kutha (Asian Dubstep)"

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          • If Your Friends Jumped off a Bridge...

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            • Another Day In Paradise

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              Finally finished an edit of me jumping in the Moab area over the last year.

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              • Vertigirl Films - Kingfisher Aid Solo - Hayley Ashburn

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                Here is Hayley Aid Soloing the King Fisher Tower in Moab, Utah! This is the first female ascent of this route. Congrats Hay! Below is a link to her blog entry about her experience. http://www.vertigirlsports.blogspot.com/2011/12/adventures-learning-to-aid-solo.html

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                • Vertigirl Films - High Life - Episode 2

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                  Here is Episode 2 of our series! BASE Jumping & Highlining combined along with some Arch Highlines, tricklining with Elli Schulte, & much more!

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                  • Less Packing, More Jumping

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                    • Vertigirl Films- High Life - Episode 1

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                      This is our debut film! We are three female outdoor athletes representing the sports of Slacklining, BASE Jumping, and Rock Climbing. Our vision is to combine the three sports in as many ways as possible. We are based in Moab, Utah, a mecca for great rocks to climb, jump off of, or highline between! Stay tuned for more episodes. Featuring: Emily Sukiennik - Slackliner & Rock Climber Hayley Ashburn - Slackliner & Rock Climber Jill Kuzman - Skydiver, BASE Jumper, Wingsuit Flier, & Rock Climber

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