Flying from Mt. Everest: World’s Highest Base-Jump

Knapp 60 Jahre nach der Erstbesteigung des Mount Everest ist der russische Extremsportler Valery Rozov (48) der erste Mensch der mit einem Base-Jump auf einer Höhe von 7220 Metern vom höchsten Berg der Erde springt. Crazy!

„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.“

Natürlich wird das ganze unterstützt von Red Bull. Braucht man ja fast nicht mehr zu erwähnen.

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