Why Bungee Jump
Bungee jumping is one of the most popular adventure sports in the world. Today, you can bungee jump almost anywhere, from Kathmandu to Costa Rica, Chile to Colorado. You can bungee jump into the mouth of a volcano or into a foaming sea.
It has been described as the closest thing you will get to human flight. Since 1980, over a million bungee jumps have been recorded.
Why Bungee Jump the Highland Fling Way?
Highland Fling Bungee Jumping takes the skill and the vision of experts and marries it with the iconic scenery of Highland Perthshire, Scotland.
It produces something entirely new in an area renowned for adventure sports.
The brains behind Highland Fling Bungee did not want a jump from a mobile crane over a car park or piece of wasteland.
- They wanted the jumper to form a connection with an inspiring landscape through adventure and exhilaration.
- They wanted bungee in its truest form.
- The Higland Fling at Killiecrankie is the first purpose built, permanent bungee jump platform from a bridge in Britain.
- This is a first for Scotland.
Want to Learn More? Try Our Bungee Jumping Facts
Try our bungee jumping facts:
- In the opening scene of the 1995 James Bond film, GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan bungee jumps 220 metres over a Russian dam. The dam was actually in Switzerland. It is Verzesca Dam, the second highest commercial bungee jump in the world.
- Jennifer Lopez performs a bungee jump in her role as Mexican-American singer Selena in the 1997 Warner Bros film, Selena. The role catapulted her to fame.
- The earliest recorded version of bungee jumping was in Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. Here village males jumped from wooden platforms with vines tied to their ankles. It was seen as a rite of passage to manhood and a test of courage.
- The highest commercial bungee jump in the world is the Macau Tower in China at 233 metres.
- The pioneer of modern commercial bungee jumping is New Zealander, A J Hackett. Hackett performed the first commercial bungee jump in 1986 in Auckland and opened the first permanent bungee site in the world at Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown.