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Watch an extreme sports athlete BASE jump from Mount Everest

Published May 29, 2013 5:38 pm

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Valery Rozov, a Russian extreme sports athlete, jumped off Mount Everest, landing on the Rongbuk glacier.

Watch an extreme sports athlete BASE jump from Mt. Everest

Russian Valery Rozov, a 48-year-old extreme sports athlete, set a world record Tuesday with a BASE jump off Mt. Everest.Rozov's jump marked the 60-year anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay's ascent up the world's largest mountain. Hillary and Norgay were the first to climb to Mt. Everest's 7,220-meter summit.According to The Telegraph, Rozov was in the air for nearly a minute, reaching speeds of approximately 125 miles per hour, before landing on the Rongbuk glacier, an altitude of 5,950 ...

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