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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