World's Highest Base Jump Made Off Everest
Daredevil Valery Rozov jumps from 23K feet
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2013 9:51 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Most people would be pretty happy just to scale Mount Everest. Not Russian daredevil Valery Rozov. He climbed up then jumped right off again, breaking the record for the world's highest base jump at an altitude off 23,688 feet on May 5, reports the Telegraph. The 48-year-old was in freefall for a minute at speeds of 125 miles per hour, capturing the whole thing on a helmet cam at the behest of a certain energy drink company that gives you wings. This after he spent four days trekking from base camp to the jump spot—and a full two years prepping for the feat. It's far from Rozov's first daring jump.

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HANKHILL
May 30, 2013 6:00 PM CDT
good for him cool dude!
DavGryphon
May 29, 2013 9:39 PM CDT
Come on now. Haven't any of you done one too many Redbull/Jager shooters and decided that you really could fly? 'Corse the last time I pulled that stunt, I did awaken to a massive hangover and a dislocated shoulder.
FredMutton
May 29, 2013 11:10 AM CDT
Wondering why he din't go right up to the top and jumped down to the bottom with the p'chute ? But then I am probably not aware of some very good geophysical reasons preventing such an exploit....no ?