Russian base jumper Valery Rozov set a new world record by jumping from a height of 7,700 meters above sea level. As reported by the press service of Red Bull, after a 21-day ascent, he jumped from sixth tallest mountain in the world Cho Oyu (8201 meters) in the Himalayas.
During the flight in a special wingsuit (wingsuit) Valery spent 90 seconds in free fall before opening the parachute and landed on a glacier at an altitude of 6000 meters above the sea level. Thus, the total vertical drop jump was 1700 metres and horizontally, the athlete flew 3500 meters.
51-year-old Russian improved their achievement on height, base-jump, established in 2013. Then he jumped off the mountain in Changzhou in the mountains of mount Everest with a height of 7220 meters.
“Six months later, after jumping from the Changzhou I returned to the Himalayas in search of new goals because I felt that this is not the limit, – says the athlete. – Now, when everything was successful and I am very glad that I was able to make that jump, and not just because it’s a world record or my personal sporting achievement, but in the memory of my dead friend Alexander Ruchkin that we were here three years ago on the intelligence.”
In 2009 Valery Rozov became world famous, having made the first ever parachute jump into the funnel of an active volcano Mutnovsky on Kamchatka Peninsula.