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Taking the plunge to propose

RYAN SCARLETT
Last updated 05:00 13/01/2014
Ryan Scarlett

GERONIMO: Ryan Scarlett mid-jump.

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THE PROPOSAL: Ryan Scarlett based jumped off a 400ft cliff only to get down on one knee once he landed.

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My partner Ailsa and I flew to Tonsai, Thailand; an amazing place where people from all around the world come to rock climb and base jump.

We met up with a few mates who had just finished jumping in the annual KL Base event held in September-October.

Four of us climbed the Tonsai main wall, a 121-metre overhanging cliff.

The conditions were good so we geared up and with a crowd of about 20 people on the beach we slapped hands and got stoked on life.

The other three jumped first as I wanted my mate to be on the ground with Ailsa so he could film it, and to build the suspense a little.

I had the ring in my pocket and the plan was to do a nice and easy, flat and stable jump and land right in front of her before going straight down on one knee.

The jump went well but my canopy skills were a little rusty so I ended up flying down the beach about 50m from where she was. She came down and then I dropped to one knee.

I fumbled for a while to get the ring out of my pocket but when I did there were tears!

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