Tom Aiello: BASE Jumping & LSD at El Sótano de las Golondrinas (Cave of the Swallows)

Tom Aiello, founder and lead instructor at the Snake River BASE Academy, shares an amazing story about the time he spent BASE jumping at the legendary Sótano de las Golandrinas (Cave of the Swallows) in the jungles of Mexico, “the largest known cave shaft in the world and the second deepest pit in Mexico. The cave gets its name from the green parakeets and white-collared swifts that live along its walls. Each day the birds fly in concentric circles up the cave shaft before the flocks come spilling out of the of the hole into the jungle.” Source:

This is an excerpt of episode #126 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Snorting The Ashes Of The Dead: An Unproductive Conversation w/ Tom Aiello.” Listen to the full episode: