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World Record Base Jump - Everest

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Nearly 60 years to the day after the first ascent up Mount Everest, Russian extreme sport star Valery Rozov (4Cool flew off the north face of Mount Everest - the world's highest BASE jump ever - 7220 meters (23,688ft) above sea level.

The ascent began on the Chinese side on the famous north route. It took him four 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.

Because the cliff at the top was not very high, the initial moments of the leap in the rarified high altitude air were the most critical phase. Rozov needed more time than usual in the thin air to transition from freefall to flying. After that 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.



http://youtube.com/v/h_k8LsJDGlM&feature=youtu.be
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
A rather more interesting way to earn a living than most of us I imagine!
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
The wing-suit bit is the new thing: there have been 4 people who HangGlided or Paraglided off the top quite a while ago, the 3rd and 4th being our regular ski guide Zeb Roche and his wife (see the history http://www.xcmag.com/2013/05/60-years-of-everest-paragliding-and-hang-gliding-on-the-worlds-highest-peak/ ).

Actually, now I look more carefully, this Russian jumped from well down the mountain: 1,628 metres below the summit.
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Do you remember Yuichiro Miura AKA The Man Who Skiied Down Everest. He also started well below the summit. Then he forgot he drogue parachute wouldn't work very well in the thin air and Having skiied 6600 feet he then fell 1300 just stopping before a huge crevasse!
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Never mind Everest, this is impressive!
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snowball wrote:
The wing-suit bit is the new thing: there have been 4 people who HangGlided or Paraglided off the top quite a while ago, the 3rd and 4th being our regular ski guide Zeb Roche and his wife (see the history http://www.xcmag.com/2013/05/60-years-of-everest-paragliding-and-hang-gliding-on-the-worlds-highest-peak/ ).

Actually, now I look more carefully, this Russian jumped from well down the mountain: 1,628 metres below the summit.


Hangliding and paragliding are very different to BASE, the difference isn't just the wingsuit, but the fact that he had free fall before he opened his chute.
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RIP
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
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I've always fancied a go in a wingsuit (never parachuted or done anything similar though), but it does seem to have a high attrition rate.
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am I missing something, as it says in the beginning of the post that he landed safely?
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https://www.redbull.com/ca-en/valery-rozov-remembered
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@terrygasson, yes you're missing the fact that the posts about the Everest base jump were from 2013 and he died recently attempting some other base jump. Sad
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@Alastair Pink, to be fair not much info in either previous 2 posts before mine, though I had not noted the posts before them were from 2013!!
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You know it makes sense.
@terrygasson, Smile
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Dood slammed into a big mountain.
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