Bungee jumping can trace its roots back some 1500 years to the Bunlap Tribe in the Pentecost Islands, east of New Guinea.
According to legend, a woman escaping her cruel husband, climbed a banyan tree. He found her and climbed up
after her. She quickly tied springy lianas vines around her ankles and jumped. Her husband followed, plunging to his death while the vines saved her life.
The men of the tribe vowed to perfect land diving. This art developed great precision and trust. A testing of courage and life itself.