Russian Claims Base Jumping Record off Mount Everest

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14:30 on 5th, May, 2013,  a new world base jumping record was created by Valery Rozov, a Russian daredevil, who jumped off the north face of Mount Everest in a special wingsuit.

Rozov, 48, claimed the record for the world’s highest-ever base jump, at 7,220 meters above sea level.

Rozov, with his companions, climbed up to the Everest Base Camp from morth side of Everest. With assistance of 4 local Tibetan,  Rozov reached the jump location which has a elevation of 7220m. After all preparation got ready, he jumped with a special wingsuit which he had designed for almost two years. He glided for a full a minute in the thin mountain air, reaching speeds up to 125 mph, before landing at a glacier at 5950 meters.

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“Only when I got back home did I see how hard it was for me both physically and psychologically,” Rozov said.

Rozov had many successful jumping histories. He jumped into an active volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Fast East in 2009. In 2012, in a warmup for the Mount Everest leap, he jumped from 6,420 meters from Shivling in the Himalayas.

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