WORLD’S HiGHEST BASE JUMP ~ VALERY ROZOV FLEW FROM MOUNT EVEREST
Valery Rozov the 48 year old Russian extreme sport star made the world’s highest BASE jump when he flew off the north face of Mount Everest on the 5th May 2013, from a height of 7220 meters (23,688ft) above sea level. The World record jump was to mark the 60th anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay climbing Mount Everest for the first time.
The ascent began on the Chinese side on the famous north route of Mount Everest. It took Valery 4 days to climb from the base camp to the jumping location. At precisely 2:30 p.m. local time he leaped despite adverse weather conditions with temperatures -18 Celsius. He flew for nearly a full minute at speeds of about 200 km/h (125 mph) along the north face before he landed safely on the Rongbuk glacier, at an altitude of 5,950 meters.
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