Russian Claims Base Jumping Record After Leaping Off North Face of Everest

2,3687 feet above sea level


Valery Rozov, a Russian daredevil, claimed a world base jumping record in a leap off the north face of Mount Everest in a special wingsuit earlier this month.

Red Bull, which sponsored the feat, released harrowing video of the May 5 jump on Wednesday.

The feat was timed to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the world's most famous mountain.

Rozov, 48, claimed the record for the world's highest-ever base jump, at 7,220 meters above sea level.