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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.