Nearly 60 years to the day after the primary ascent up Mount Everest, Russian excessive sport star Valery Rozov (48) flew off the north face of Mount Everest – the world’s highest BASE leap ever – 7220 meters (23,688ft) above sea degree.
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The ascent started on the Chinese facet on the well-known north route. It took him 4 days to climb from the bottom camp to the leaping location. At exactly 2:30 p.m. native time he leaped regardless of opposed climate situations with temperatures -18 Celsius. Because the cliff on the high was not very excessive, the preliminary moments of the leap within the rarified excessive altitude air had been essentially the most vital section. Rozov wanted extra time than regular within the skinny air to transition from freefall to flying. After that he flew for almost a full minute at speeds of about 200 km/h (125 mph) alongside the north face earlier than he landed safely on the Rongbuk glacier – at an altitude of 5,950 meters.
“Only once I acquired again residence did I see how arduous it was for me each bodily and psychologically,”” stated Rozov after getting residence to Moscow. “”When you take a look at the movies you notice that it took quite a bit longer than regular to get from falling to flying.”
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