The goal of climbing Mt. Everest has historically been to reach the highest point on earth, but now it’s not the going up that’s making history but the coming down. Russian BASE-jumper extraordinaire, Valery Rozov, claimed a world record for the highest BASE-Jump in history this week. He jumped from 23,687 feet on the north side of the great peak.
He traveled over 125 mph in his wingsuit over the sheer cliffs and giant glaciers before safely deploying his parachute.
This Red Bull sponsored stunt is sure to be the first in what is destined to become commonplace. What goes up must come down, and now the highest altitude jump will be the newest sought after crown on the world’s highest peak.
Via: Adventure Journal