INSANE: Russian Daredevil Makes Record-Breaking BASE Jump from Mt. Everest

by | May 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM | General, Next Impulse Sports

Almost 60 years to the day of the first ascent up Mount Everest, Russian adventurer Valery Rozov made his own history on the iconic mountain. It took two years of painstakingly detailed planning for the 48-year-old extreme athlete to BASE jump off Mount Everest. Rozov leaped off a summit some 23,680-feet above sea level in a customized wingsuit.

Braving the thin air and freezing temperatures, Rozov, four sherpas and a camera crew climbed up the Chinese side of the planet’s highest mountain. The terrifying BASE jump had Rozov attaining ridiculous speeds of 125 mph before landing safely on the Rongbuk glacier.

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