Incredible BASE Jump in the Indian Himalayas breaks the world record for highest ever starting point. 47 year old Russian Valery Rosov made the 90 second jump and flew into the record books…
Valery Rozov has flown into the record books with one of the most incredible BASE Jumps ever recorded, as he leapt from a 21,500ft mountain and into the record books!
The picturesque setting of Shiving summit in the Indian Himalayas saw the Russian dare-devil and two friends break numerous records on one fantastic journey.
Having climbed the peak with Alexander Ruchkin and Victor Volodin to become the first Russians to successfully make it up the mountain, the jump itself was over somewhat quicker than the lengthy ascent to the top!
After a 30 day trek to the top of the mountain, which included 6 solid days of climbing; Valery made the jump from the daunting cliff face at 21,060ft wearing a specially designed wingsuit. Falling over 7,300ft in just a matter of seconds, the fearless adrenaline-junkie reached speeds of over 125mph before coming into land after around 90 seconds.
Having made the jump on May 25th 2012, his 2 pals followed him down the long way – taking 3 days to get back to ground level!
Valery, 47, said:
“This was my first project in the Himalayas. We had a few difficulties along the way, so I am really pleased that we were able to complete the jump successfully.”
Valery previously jumped from an active volcano in Kamchatka, Eastern Russia, in 2009 and leapt off the Antarctic’s Ulvetanna Peak the following year.
Volcano Jump – Russia – April 2009
Source: The Sun