Bungee The Dangerous Sports Club. The man in the centre of the group of friends that comprises the Dangerous Sports club is David Kirke. I first met David in Oxford.. I think I first saw him walking down Walton St. in black tie, drink in hand at 7 a.m in the morning ... The Dangerous Sports club invented bungee jumping and pioneered other dangerous but also innovative activities. I have an archive of pictures including copies of party invites and some v. early shots of an attempt to ski down hillsides in the summer by attaching skis on blocks of ice. I went to St. Moritz for the years that the annual surreal ski race took place. That was where I witnessed the first succesful attempt to dive into an ice bucket from the bar by Mike Fitzroy and Mark Chamberlain.
David Kirke recently talked about doing the first bungee jump from Clifton Suspension Bridge in an interview with the BBC World Service.
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