Valery Rozov

Russian base jumper

Valery Rozov (December 26, 1964 – November 11, 2017) was a Russian BASE jumper. He was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Valery Rozov in 2007

On May 5, 2013, Rozov set a world record when he jumped off Changtse (the north peak of the Mount Everest massif) from a height of 7,220 metres (23,690 ft). He glided down to the Rongbuk glacier more than 1,000 meters below.[1]

Rozov died on 11 November 2017 while jumping from a height of 6,812 meters (22,349 ft) off Ama Dablam mountain in Nepal at the age of 52.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Daredevil makes record-breaking leap from Mount Everest". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 29 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. "Basejumper Rosow stirbt bei Sprung aus 7000 Metern". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 12 November 2017.