In 2013 The Russian BASE Jumper Valery Rosov Beat The World Record When He Jumped Off Mount Everest

Valery Rozov was one of the most experienced BASE jumpers in the entire world. However, being the daredevil that he was, the Russian sportsman constantly pushed the boundaries of what was possible. Then, in 2013, Rozov embarked on his biggest challenge yet – leaping off the edge of Mount Everest in an epic world record attempt.

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BASE jumping is an extreme sport which involves parachuting, or flying with a wingsuit, from a permanent structure. The word “BASE” is in fact an acronym that represents the words building, antenna, span and earth – which form the four main categories people jump from when participating in the activity. The stunt has its roots in skydiving, but tends to involve lower altitudes.

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