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Russian Jumps Off Mount Everest for World Record

29. May 2013 by Masha 0 Comments

No one has ever BASE jumped off of Mount Everest... until now. 48-year-old Valery Rozov leapt from an altitude of 7,220m off the north side of the mountain while also claiming a new world record for highest BASE jump. 

 

Valery has demonstrated extreme feats before with his 2009 jump into an active volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East, his 2010 leap from Ulvetanna in Antarctica, and his 2012 jump from Shivling in the Himalayas.

 

However, the Mount Everest challenge took him two years to plan, which included the development of his special wing suit. 

 

It took him four days to climb from the base camp to the jumping location and he was assisted by a team of four Sherpas. With temperatures at -18 Celsius, he began his descent through the sky and flew for nearly one full minute before parachuting onto a glacier. 

 

"Only when I got back home did I see how hard it was for me both physically and psychologically," Valery said.

 

Check out the video! 

 

 

Source: redbull.com, Photo: Luca Galuzzi - www.galuzzi.it