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This BASE Jump Off of Mount Everest Is Absolutely Insane

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Earlier this month, 48-year-old Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov took a leap off of Mount Everest from an elevation of 23,687 feet, the highest ever BASE jump to date. Thank goodness other people are this crazy so that you don't have to be.

On May 5 at 2:30 PM local time in -1 degrees °F weather, Rozov leapt into the extremely thin air reaching speeds of 124 miles per hour before hitting the Rongbuk glacier at an elevation of 19,521 feet. He can barely manage an audible "woo" at the end. Here's another version.

Prior to this historic jump, Rozov's previous high was from an elevation of 21,063 feet. He's logged over 10,000 BASE jumps. By comparison, Felix Baumgartner, the guy who jumped from space, is 44 and holds the record for lowest BASE jump and highest BASE jump from a building.


Today also marks the 60th anniversary of Everest being summited for the first time.