Flying from Mt. Everest – The Mission – World Record BASE Jump

Posted on May 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Flying from Mt. Everest – The Mission – World Record BASE Jump

Flying from Mt. Everest.  When Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay summited 60 years ago, they didn’t have the equipment to fly off and why would you?

To celebrate the diamond jubilee of the first summit, Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov threw himself off the north face in China 23,688 feet above sea level. It wasn’t the top, but it’s at least the highest BASE jump ever completed.

In the thinner air and colder temperatures of high altitude, Rozov had far less control of his wingsuit, and the flight was a little touch and go. After a minute of flying along the north face of the mountain, he landed safely in the snow on the Rongbuk Glacier at about 19,521 feet of altitude.

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