Valery Rozov realises historical BASE jump from Huascarán

V alery Rozov has successfully completed the highest BASE jump in South America in his search to jump from the seven highest and most suitable peaks on all continents in the world. It took the Russian five days to ascent the Huascarán in the Cordillera Blanca, which is set at 6,768 metres above sea level. In addition to the height and lack of oxygen, Rozov had to deal with the freezing cold of the night, moments where he completed the major part of his ascent.

Valery climbed and safely reached the top of the southern summit, known for being technically difficult and dangerous, due to its constant avalanches of ice and snow. After reaching the summit, Rozov took off 50 meters from the absolute peak, landing at an altitude of 4,800 meters, having flown some 2,000 meters in the valley with his special wing suit for a minute and a half. The spectacular video instantly became viral and already surpasses the million total views on the social networks.

Valery Rozov officially started with the idea of the Seven Summit project in 2015. However, he started it somewhat in 2009 with a jump from Elbrus (Russia, Europe), followed by one in Ulvetanna in Antarctica, the following year. In 2015 he jumped from Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and on October the 5th in 2016, Russia’s Valery Rozov leapt from a height of around 7,700 m from Cho Oyu (the sixth-highest mountain in the Himalayas) falling for around 90 seconds before opening his parachute, landing on a glacier approximately two minutes later at an altitude of around 6,000 metres. ¨The idea of the Seven Summits project appeared in my head right after my 2015 jump to Mount Kilimanjaro,¨ he explained. ¨So I’m still working on my idea of jumping from the highest points of the seven continents. Every jump is, above all, a challenge for me.¨

To complete the magnificent seven, Rozov still has BASE jumps to realise in Australia and North America. Although Huascarán is not the highest peak on South-American soil, the Aconcagua appeared not suitable for a BASE jump.

Video of Valery´s BASE jump click here

Photo: Red Bull – Valery Rozov Huascarán

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