102 Year Old Dorothy Custer Base Jumps

Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Dorothy Custer turned one hundred and two years old on May 30th. She says the key to a long life is action and not worrying about your age.

“Well I’ve often wondered that too, but I’ve never thought of age. I just went on living and having a good time and doing what was necessary. I don’t think of age right now,” said Dorothy Custer.

Last year on her 101st birthday Dorothy decided to zip line for the first time. This year she is BASE jumping off the Perrine Bridge.

Custer originally wanted a calm 102nd birthday, until her family suggested otherwise.

“No, I’ve never even thought of it until Greg and Sean came out. I was thinking of going to jump out of a plane but then I found out it was too much. So then I said forget it, I’ll just have a very calm birthday,” said Dorothy Custer.

That calm birthday didn’t quite work out so well for Custer. Her family’s birthday present to her was a tandem jump with professional BASE jumper, Sean Chuman. Needless to say, Custer is Chuman’s oldest client.

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2 Responses to 102 Year Old Dorothy Custer Base Jumps

  1. Chaos Jun 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    How the f#ck is that base jumping?? and at the end the one reporter mentions to the other” I remember last summer when we went base jumping” Is this crap for real?


  2. Ebert Jun 8, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    that does seem like a legitimate tandem base jump chaos, yes, i know, climbing is way more hardcore:) I think you wanted to see her wingsuit down the edge of a cliff:P

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