Gone in 90 seconds! Russian breaks record for world’s highest BASE jump after leaping off 25,000ft peak that took him 21 days to reach
A brave Russian athlete has broken the world-record for the highest BASE jump for the second time.
Exhilarating footage shows Valery Rozov, 51, leaping off the top of a 25,262ft snow-covered mountain in China and flying down the rock face before landing safely
The Red Bull athlete, who partnered with trading broker FXTM for the feat, called the well-planned project off Mount Cho Oyu, #FXTMbasejump.
By successfully completing the jump Rozov has once again raised the bar of extreme sports higher – beating his previous 2013 record-breaking jump from the Everest Massif on the border of Nepal and Tibet at 23,688ft.
It took 21 days for Rozov and his team to reach the exit point off Mount Cho Oyu ahead of the leap.
The jump took 90 seconds in free fall, then the opening of the parachute and the flight under the canopy lasted approximately 2 minutes before Rozov landed safely on a glacier.
Iampam, Lansing, United States, about 4 hours ago
If I had known this was going to be nothing but a commercial for Red Bull I wouldn’t have bothered looking at it.