It has been 60 years since Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay ascended the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Now Valery Rozov has made a name for himself by jumping off the world’s highest mountain entirely.
The 48-year-old Russian daredevil shattered the world record for base jumping with a death defying jump from 23,688 feet off Mount Everest. Wearing a specially designed wing suit, Rozov reached speeds of over 125 miles per hour during this feat, known as a BASE jump. Rozov spent over two years preparing for the jump, which was sponsored by Red Bull. Watch the videos of jump below:
Rozov is no stranger to incredible jumps. In preparation for the Mount Everest jump he jumped 21,063 feet from another mountain in the Himalayas. And before all of this he jumped into an active volcano in Russia’s eastern regions on the Kamchatka Peninsula. But this jump is truly the highlight of his career.