Maurizio di Palma
"Knowledge and experience are sources to rely on when facing potentially dangerous situations such as BASE jumping could be, and once these are finished, only luck comes into the game."
Maurizio di Palma , began to skydive in 1996, when, just over eighteen years old, enlisted himself as a volunteer in the Italian army, where he actively served for three years in the Brigata Paracadutisti Folgore (Folgore Skydive Brigade)
2001 was the year when he came into contact with the BASE jump world, dedicating to it all his passion since the first steps (or better the first jumps!)
Nowadays, after 18 years of activity, he counts more than 4900 jumps, from more than 480 spots, scattered all over 26 different countries worldwide. He jumped from all the four letters that build the acronym BASE (Bridges, Antennas, Spans and Earth), plus several jumps from unusual spots, characterized by very particular features, such as the famous Angel Falls in Venezuela, El Capitan in the Yosemite Park (USA), the Corcovado in Brazil, the Tour Eiffel in Paris, and the Moses Stadium in Durban. These are some of the best international examples, which are sided by incredibly amazing jumps from some of the most famous Italian historical monuments, such as the Dome of Milan, the Colosseum, the Giotto’s campanile, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Torrazzo in Cremona, the Mangia tower in Siena
Maurizio’s portfolio includes jumps from exits as low as 30 meters ( 90 feet ) , reaching up to 4000 meters ( 1200 feet ). He is an expert wingsuit pilot with more than 1500 jumps till now, and he is a co-founder and active member of Mucho BASE since 2002.
He is one of the very few people in the world able to do tandem BASE jumps, and he has a deep knowledge of all the modern techniques applied to BASE jumping, such as aerials, ultra low jumps, track-suit and wing-suit.
On a final note, before leaving space to his own words, Maurizio is recognized by the international BASE jumpers community, as one of the most expert and competent BASE jumpers around.
Corriere della Sera
“ It is been almost 20 years now that I live with only one thought in mind : the BASE jump I will do tomorrow !”
After having jumped few thousand times from hundreds of spots around the world I can not stop ! BASE jumping is, and always will be, my reason for living.
The emotions this discipline has given me are priceless and I feel that now it is time to give back. I decided to put my experience, developed in these years, at the services of who has the will, the passion, and the motivation, to seriously and humbly learn the magic of one of the most crazy, technical, and gratifying activities a human being could do.