That's 328 meters.
Whichever way you slice it, it's a long way off the ground.
As the Brothers Price suited up, I helpfully said things like, "Now... it's not too late to change your mind, guys. I know Holly bought the tickets in advance, but she'll understand! Really, we'll all understand! No one will think any less of you if you decide that you don't actually want to do this. Really."
But alas, my protests fell on deaf ears. These boys were determined. And all I could do was sit back and watch.
See that teeny speck? Yeah. That's my boyfriend. Jumping off a building in downtown Auckland.
A very sensible pastime, really.
As he zoomed toward the ground (the entire jump took a full 11 seconds they were so high up), I think I saw my own life flash before my eyes not once, but twice.
Finally, the deceleration kicked in...
And, then he was safe on solid ground. "That was awesome!"
I said a few quick thank yous to the powers that be, at which point the lady working at the Sky Tower piped in: "Oh, boys, my boss is telling me that we don't have anyone scheduled for the next time slot, wanna have another go free of charge?"
The Brothers Price: "Oh wow... sure... YEAH!"
Dear god. Help me please.
Full disclosure: They were fine. Although the experience of watching them jump may have shaved a year or so off my life.
Tonight we're taking a plane to the South Island of New Zealand, and while I'll be attempting to keep posting every day, it might be more like every other day depending on how our internet access is.
Also, keep a look out because I'm going to post videos of the boys perilous jump ! The video of Nick is especially funny, because he screamed the whole way down. Also, my "narration" (read: terror) as they jump is fairly humorous.