Photos: Fearless Felix Baumgartner's best jumps

He may be famous for leaping from space but Baumgartner has pioneered new jumps for over a decade.
By Evan David

At the one-year anniversary of Red Bull Stratos, the Adventure channel looks back at Felix Baumgartner's most iconic BASE jumps and free-falls. To check out the new, feature-length documentary on Stratos, click here – or check out our exclusive interview with Baumgartner here.

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Pioneering wingsuit
Felix Baumgartner poses for a portrait
Pioneering wingsuit Felix Baumgartner poses for a portrait before a wingsuit test in Salzburg, Austria on July 31st, 2000. What's amazing to us? How different wingsuits from 10 years ago look compared to today. © Bernhard Spöttel/Red Bull Content Pool
Born to fly
Felix Baumgartner of Austria during the suit fitting for Red Bull Stratos.
Born to fly Felix during his suit fitting for Red Bull Stratos. His tattoo doesn't leave you wondering about what's on his mind. © Sven Hoffman/Red Bull Content Pool
Man vs. machine
Felix Baumgartner of Austria flies during the Man vs. Machine stunt at Lake Powell in Utah.
Man vs. machine During the Man vs. Machine stunt at Lake Powell in Utah in 2003, Baumgartner was traveling at 260 KMH over the Utah desert. © Stefan Aufschnaiter/Red Bull Content Pool
The Taiwan tumble
Felix Baumgartner flying over Taiwan
The Taiwan tumble To distract authorities from him climbing over the 3m guardrail on the Taipei 101 Tower observation deck, Baumgartner hired breakdancers to perform and distract the guards and other sightseers. © Jörg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool
'B' is for 'building'
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria prepares to jump from the altitude of 29455 meters during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, USA on July 25, 2012.
'B' is for 'building' Felix jumps from the 91st floor of the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipeh, Taiwan in 2007. At the time, it was the highest completed building in the world at 509m. © Bernhard Spöttel/Red Bull Content Pool
Flying from the scene of the crime
Felix Baumgartner running trough the city.
Flying from the scene of the crime Baumgartner's jump in Taipei was technically illegal and unauthorized. He had already boarded a plane to depart by the time authorities heard about the incident, but the jump still got him banned from Taiwan. © Bernhard Spöttel/Red Bull Content Pool
The Kuala Lumpur leap
Felix Baumgartner of Austria jumps from the 88th floor of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
The Kuala Lumpur leap Felix jumps from the 88th floor of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur on the 15th of April 1999. At the time, it was the world record for highest BASE jump off of a building.
Going for it in Greece
Felix Baumgartner jumping into the Canal of Corinth in Greece
Going for it in Greece Felix leaps into Greece's Canal of Corinth. The landing area was only 21m across. © Bernhard Spöttel/Red Bull Content Pool
Fearless Felix and Jumping Joe - two years before
Pilot Felix Baumgartner and Joe Kittinger posing for a portrait
Fearless Felix and Jumping Joe - two years before Baumgartner and Joe Kittinger appear at the Red Bull Stratos press conference, two years prior to the actual record-breaking jump. A testament to the time, thought and planning that went in to Red Bull Stratos. © David Goldman/Red Bull Content Pool
Heli test session
Felix Baumgartner doing a test jump from a helicopter
Heli test session This helicopter test jump happened in California in 2009. Even back then, the ultimate goal was to break the speed of sound with human free fall. © Luke Aikins/Red Bull Content Pool
Hole shot
Hole shot Leaping into the Mamet Cave in Gospic, Croatia. © flohagena.com/Red Bull Content Pool
In the Croatian cave
Felix Baumgartner jumping
In the Croatian cave The jump into Mamet cave in Gospic, Croatia turned out to be one of the most unique jumps Baumgartner has ever done. © Bernhard Spöttel/Red Bull Content Pool
Tackling Torre Mayor
Felix Baumgartner jumping
Tackling Torre Mayor Jumping off the Torre Mayor skyscraper in Mexico City, Mexico. © Alfredo Martinez/Red Bull Content Pool
Air England
Felix Baumgartner jumping the top of the Christ the Redeemer Statue
Air England Using this custom wing, Baumgartner became the first human being to cross the English Channel by air. © ulrichgrill.com/Red Bull Content Pool
The famous Jesus jump
Felix Baumgartner jumping the top of the Christ the Redeemer Statue
The famous Jesus jump One of the most iconic photos in BASE jumping history. Baumgartner at the top of the Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 03, 2001. © Wolfgang Luif/Red Bull Content Pool
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