Sport Legendary daredevil dies while attempting 22,000-foot base jump

20:50  13 november  2017
20:50  13 november  2017 Source:   New York Daily News

Turkish daredevil jumps from Istanbul's Galata Tower in modern first

  Turkish daredevil jumps from Istanbul's Galata Tower in modern first Turkey's best known base jumper on Thursday successfully leapt from the iconic Galata Tower in Istanbul, following in the footsteps of a legendary Ottoman aviator almost four centuries ago. Cengiz Kocak, 44, landed safely and his parachute rapidly activated after he jumped from the 36-metre (118 foot) high balcony of the tower.The adventurer, who has completed base jumps throughout Turkey and abroad, is the first person in modern times to jump from the tower."I don't get so excited normally but this time I was very excited, I couldn't sleep at night," Kocak said after landing in the square beneath the tower.

A legendary Russian daredevil died while attempting his latest stunt, base jumping from a 22 , 000 - foot mountain in the Himalayas. Valery Rozov had become known throughout the world for his awe-inspiring actions, including a jump from a peak on Mt.

Russian base jumper Valery Rozov was known in the world of extreme sports as "the limitless man," a world-famous daredevil who could leap from the world's Rozov, 52, died in a base jumping accident while leaping from the 22 ,349- foot -high mountain Ama Dablam in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal

Russian extreme sports star Valery Rozov died while attempting a base jump on Saturday.© Handout/Getty Images Russian extreme sports star Valery Rozov died while attempting a base jump on Saturday. A legendary Russian daredevil died while attempting his latest stunt, base jumping from a 22,000-foot mountain in the Himalayas.

Valery Rozov had become known throughout the world for his awe-inspiring actions, including a jump from a peak on Mt. Everest that saw him use a special wingsuit to soaring through the air for 60 seconds to join less-adventurous Earthlings.

The 52-year-old died while attempting a similar feat at the nearby Mt. Ama-Dablam in Nepal on Saturday.

Rozov’s fellow daredevils mourned the loss of "an aerial adventurer who tirelessly set himself against increasingly difficult goals," according to a statement from his sponsor Redbull.

Russian base jumper dies in Nepal's Everest region

  Russian base jumper dies in Nepal's Everest region A Russian extreme sportsman famed for his record-breaking free-falling stunts has died in a base jumping accident in the Himalayas, expedition organisers in Nepal said Sunday. Valery Rozov, 52, an acclaimed daredevil, was pursuing a "seven summits" quest -- base jumping from the highest mountains on all seven continents.He was jumping from Ama Dablam, a 6,812-metre (22,349-foot) mountain in the Everest region on Saturday when the incident occurred. "He jumped but crashed into the mountainside and did not survive," Mingma Gelu Sherpa, from the Seven Summits Club that organised his expedition, told AFP.

Russian base jumper Valery Rozov was known in the world of extreme sports as “the limitless man,” a world-famous daredevil who could leap from the world’s Rozov, 52, died in a base jumping accident while leaping from the 22 ,349- foot -high mountain Ama Dablam in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal

Russian base jumper Valery Rozov was known in the world of extreme sports as “the limitless man,” a world-famous daredevil who could leap from the world’s Rozov, 52, died in a base jumping accident while leaping from the 22 ,349- foot -high mountain Ama Dablam in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal

"Valery will always remain in our memory: strong in spirit, professional, modest, full of energy, an eternal dreamer who was forever burning with new ideas and projects."

It was not immediately clear what caused problems with his most recent flight, though an organizer for his expedition told The Himalayan Times that he had crashed into a cliff and a helicopter recovered his body on Sunday.

Rozov, who was also mountaineer and a champion of competitive parachuting, had made more than 10,000 jumps in his career.

Other stunts included parachuting into an active volcano on the far-eastern Russian peninsula of Kamchatka and landing on a narrow strip of land.

A parachuting trainer for the Russian national team, Vadim Niyazov, told state media that Rozov had always approached his craft very diligently to avoid possibly deadly mistakes but that "we do not have power over fate."


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