The Road to Petra: Behind the Scenes of the Jump

By Red Bull Jordan

It was a jump to remember, as Miles Daisher took the leap from the top of The Treasury in the heart of Petra, Jordan, and landed safely in front of the entrance to become the first ever BASE Jumper to attempt such an endeavor.

The look on Miles’s face as he saw the narrow valley open up to reveal the majestic view of the Treasury was priceless. Describing the place as “Amazing!”, and “A Dream come true.” His first time delving into an uncharted and unknown territory, but Miles’s eyes were set on the big prize, the jump from the top.

A Bedouin guide led the way, and Miles followed in his steps up a rocky path, which led up to the mountain enclosing the Treasury. Almost 2 hours of walking, climbing and crawling to reach the peak and examine the spot from which he will make the historic jump.

You can follow Miles’s journey in the photos below:
 

Bro, look at that!

Miles Daisher seeing Petra for the first time
Miles Daisher seeing Petra for the first time © Farras Oran

Are we there yet?

Miles Daisher following the guide
Miles Daisher following the guide © Farras Oran

Climb to the Treasury they said, it will be fun they said.

Climbing on the way to the Treasury
Climbing on the way to the Treasury © Farras Oran

Caught between a rock and a hard place.

Miles Daisher on the way to the Treasury
Miles Daisher on the way to the Treasury © Farras Oran

I can see my house from up here.

Reaching the top of the Treasury
Reaching the top of the Treasury © Farras Oran

First, let me take a selfie.

Miles Daisher leaning on the edge of the mountain
Miles Daisher leaning on the edge of the mountain © Farras Oran

Wrong location Miles, this is Petra not Rio.

Miles Daisher overlooking the Treasury in Petra
Miles Daisher overlooking the Treasury in Petra © Farras Oran

Clearly the camel wasn’t interested.

Miles Daisher interacting with the camels
Miles Daisher interacting with the camels © Farras Oran

Jon Devore and Mike Swanson made their own mini jump OR Post-Jump … Jump!

Jon Devore, Mike Swanson and Miles Daisher
Jon Devore, Mike Swanson and Miles Daisher © Farras Oran

What’s the Wi-Fi password again?

Jon Devore and Miles Daisher with a Bedouin
Jon Devore and Miles Daisher with a Bedouin © Farras Oran
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