Red Bull Everest Base Jump

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

BASE jump­ing super­star Valery Rozov set yet anoth­er world record in the sport. After a 30-day expe­di­tion and 6‑day ascent to the top of the 21,000 foot Mt. Shiv­ling in the Indi­an Himalayas, it took Rozov only 90 sec­onds to sail down in his wing­suit. The jump earned Rozov the world record in high­est ever launch, hit­ting speeds of 125mph.

The Russ­ian base jumper can add that breath­tak­ing feat to his oth­er achieve­ments in the sport which include jump­ing into an active vol­cano in Kam­chat­ka, East­ern Rus­sia in 2009 and from Ulve­tan­na Peak in the Antarc­tic in 2010.

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