Mount Everest BASE Jump Holds The World Record As The Highest Jump [Video]
When it comes to breaking world records, the team from Red Bull gets the job done every single time! Felix Baumgartner recently broke the world record for highest and fastest free fall when he jumped from the edge of space. Baumgartner is also a BASE jumper, but he has never made a BASE jump like Russian extreme sports star Valery Rozov did recently.
Rozov just broke the world record for the highest BASE jump at 23,690 feet by jumping from the summit of Mount Everest! You can watch the historic jump below:
According to Red Bull:
The ascent began on the Chinese side on the famous north route. It took him four days to climb from the base camp to the jumping location. At precisely 2:30 p.m. local time he leaped despite adverse weather conditions with temperatures -18 Celsius.
Because the cliff at the top was not very high, the initial moments of the leap in the rarified high altitude air were the most critical phase. Rozov needed more time than usual in the thin air to transition from freefall to flying. After that he flew for nearly a full minute at speeds of about 200 km/h (125 mph) along the north face before he landed safely on the Rongbuk glacier - at an altitude of 5,950 meters.