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Daredevil Sets World’s Highest Base Jump Record Off Mount Everest

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To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first recorded ascent up Mount Everest, Russian daredevil Valery Rozov decided to celebrate by jumping off it.

Rozov set a new base jump record for the highest jump at 23,688 feet above sea level on May 5th and wore a specially made wing suit to complete the stunt. It took him two years to plan for the stunt and four days to climb up the face of the mountain to make the jump with Sherpas helping him along the way.

Rozov has made over 10,000 extreme base jumps during his career, but this jump is certainly one for the history books.

The video description posted by jump sponsor RedBull reads, “Nearly 60 years to the day after the first ascent up Mount Everest, Russian extreme sport star Valery Rozov (48) flew off the north face of Mount Everest – the world’s highest BASE jump ever – 7220 meters (23,688ft) above sea level.”

Check out his incredible feat in the video below.

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