47-year-old Russian Red Bull BASE jumper, Valery Rozov, just successfully completed a wing suit jump/fly from a 21,467 foot Himalayan peak named Shivling (which literally translates to ‘lord Shiva’s penis’) in India.
This sets a world record for the highest BASE/wing suit jump ever performed.
Valery was involved in a 30 day expedition to the top of Shivling. The final summit push was a 6 day ascent.
“This was my first project in the Himalayas. We had a few difficulties along the way, so I am really pleased that we were able to complete the jump successfully.” – Valery
Shiva’s penis is a gnarly peak and wasn’t first summited until 1974 (Everest was first summited in 1953).
Valery calles himself a “BASE Climber.” Sounds like a good deal to us. Hiking/climbing downhill sucks. Can you image climbing a beastly peak like this and then being back in camp in a few minutes? Sounds nice…and scary as hell.