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Valery Rozov jumps from Cho Oyu and sets New World-Record

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Valery Rozov jumps from Cho Oyu

Legendary Red Bull athlete Valery Rozov, sets a new world-record with his jump from Cho Oyu in China as part of the FXTMbasejump project.
Following the 31-day expedition to the exit spot, on the 5th of October 2016, Valery BASE jumped 7700m above sea level, setting a new record for the highest BASE jump and proving what can be achieved through effective preparation and training, proper risk management and constantly having the inspiration to push the limits of possibilities higher.

Who is Valery Rozov?

Valery Rozov (born in Nizhny Novgorod, December 26, 1964) is a Russian BASE jumper, who previously on May 5, 2013, jumped off Changtse (the north peak of the Mount Everest massif) from a height of 7,220 metres. Using a specially-developed Red Bull wing suit, he glided down to the Rongbuk glacier more than 1,000 meters below, setting a new world record for highest base jump.

Cho Oyu Mountain

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,188 metres above sea level. Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. The mountain is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya 20 km west of Mount Everest. The mountain stands on the China-Nepal border.

Cho Oyu

Just a few kilometres west of Cho Oyu is Nangpa La, a glaciated pass that serves as the main trading route between the Tibetans and the Khumbu’s Sherpas. This pass separates the Khumbu and Rolwaling Himalayas. Due to its proximity to this pass and the generally moderate slopes of the standard northwest ridge route, Cho Oyu is considered the easiest 8,000 metre peak to climb. It is a popular objective for professionally guided parties.

Mountain Cho Oyu was first attempted in 1952 by an expedition organised and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee of Great Britain as preparation for an attempt on Mount Everest the following year. The expedition was led by Eric Shipton and included Edmund Hillary and Tom Bourdillon. A foray by Hillary and George Lowe was stopped due to technical difficulties and avalanche danger at an ice cliff above 6,650 m and a report of Chinese troops a short distance across the border influenced Shipton to retreat from the mountain rather than continue to attempt to summit.

The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954, via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition. Cho Oyu was the fifth 8000 metre peak to be climbed, after Annapurna in June 1950, Mount Everest in May 1953, Nanga Parbat in July 1953 and K2 in July 1954. Until the ascent of Mount Everest by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler in 1978, this was the highest peak climbed without supplemental oxygen.

Valery Rozov jump from Mont Blanc

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Valery Rozov jump from Mont Blanc

BASE Climbing & Wingsuit Flying – Red Bull From Top to Base

We look back at 2011 when Russian climber and B.A.S.E. jumper Valery Rozov broke another record. For the very first time in history, while wearing a wingsuit, he jumped from the Italian slope of Mont Blanc at over 200 km/h and landed on the Brenva Glacier after an 800-meter flight in freefall.

Il climber e B.A.S.E. jumper Valery Rozov ha infranto un altro record: l’atleta ha indossato la tuta alare e, per la prima volta nella storia, è saltato dal versante italiano del Monte Bianco, superando la velocità di 200 Km/h e atterrando sul ghiacciaio Brenva dopo 800 metri di freefall.

Valery Rozov BASE Jump from Mount Kilimanjaro

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Valery Rozov BASE Jump from Mount Kilimanjaro

Valery Rozov, a well-known Russian B.A.S.E. jumper and mountaineer has conquered the highest point in Africa (5,895 meters), and made the first ever B.A.S.E. jump from Mount Kilimanjaro, from an altitude of 5,460 meters above sea level. During the jump, Rozov spent more than one minute in freefall and travelled a horizontal distance of more than 3 kilometers. The elevation change between the jump point (5,460 meters) and the point of landing (the Barranco Camp, 3,950 meters) was more than 1,500 meters.

Valery Rozov on Mount Everest – new world record!

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Mount Everest base jump

Russian daredevil Valery Rozov sets new world record

Russian extreme sports star Valery Rozov successfully carries out the world’s highest base jump, leaping off the north face of Mount Everest.

The extreme sports enthusiast leaped off Mount Everest to mark 60 years since Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay conquered the world’s highest mountain.

Valery Rozov, 48, spent more than two years preparing for the jump, including considerable time devoted to developing a special new wingsuit.

Rozov and his team, which included four sherpas as well as photographers and camera crew, spent nearly three weeks in the Himalayas before the jump on May 5.

The ascent began on the Chinese side on the famous north route. It took Rozov four days to climb from the base camp to the jumping location, which was at an altitude of 7,220 meters.

The initial moments of the leap were the most critical phase as Rozov needed more time than usual in the freezing, thin high-altitude air to transition from freefall to flying.

But after falling for a few seconds, he flew for nearly a full minute at speeds of around 125mph along the north face before landing safely on the Rongbuk glacier – at an altitude of 5,950 meters.

Rozov has made it into headlines around the world in recent years for his spectacular leaps. In 2009 he jumped into an active volcano in the Far East on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in 2010 he leaped from the Ulvetanna in the Antarctic and in 2012 he jumped from the Shivling mountain in the Himalayas.