Russian base jumper sets new record with 6,543m Himalaya jump
London, June 6 (ANI): A Russian base jumper has set a new world record, by leaping from the top of Shiving, a 6,543 metre high mountain in the Indian Himalayas.
After a 30-day expedition, including a six-day ascent, Valery Rozov, 47, took off from a cliffside. Within seconds he hit speeds of 125mph.
The Russian landed 2,200m further down on the glacier, just 90 seconds later. The other expedition members took three days to complete the descent.
"This was my first project in the Himalayas," the Telegraph quoted the two-time skydiving world champion after his record-breaking flight as saying.
"We had a few difficulties along the way, so I am really pleased that we were able to complete the jump successfully," he said.
Rosov is a superstar in Base jumping, an extreme sport which involves jumping from cliffs, bridges, buildings and towers.
The Russian's breathtaking feats, such as jumping into an active volcano in Kamchatka, Eastern Russia in 2009 and from Ulvetanna Peak in the Antarctic in 2010, have made him internationally famous. (ANI)
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