Valery Rozov Dead After Failed BASE Jump From Himalayan Peak

Valery Rozov Dead After Failed BASE Jump From Himalayan Peak

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Valery Rozov Dead After Failed BASE Jump From Himalayan Peak

Valery Rozov, a world record holder for BASE Jumping, is dead after a jump from the 22,349′ Mount Ama-Dablam went horribly wrong over the weekend.

According to the International Business Times, Rozov jumped from the peak and shortly after collided with a rock wall. He was 52 years-old.

“With deep sorrow, we report the tragic death of our friend Valery Rozov during an expedition on Mount Ama-Dablam in the Himalayas, eastern Nepal.” – Red Bull

The world-famous Red Bull athlete was hoping to BASE jump from the world’s “Seven Summits” when his quest was cut short in eastern Nepal. He is still the record holder for highest elevation BASE jump after he successfully leaped off the 23,688′ Changtse in the Khumbu Region. Rozov is survived by his wife and sons.

*Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family

Find the entire Red Bull release here: Remembering Valery Rozov

 

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