World Russian base jumper dies in Nepal's Everest region

02:35  13 november  2017
02:35  13 november  2017 Source:   afp.com

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Record-breaking base jumper is killed when he crashes into a cliff while flying in a wingsuit Valery Rozov, 52, died jumping from a 22,349-foot mountain in Nepal The Russian sportsman had the world record for highest-ever base jump He was jumping from Ama Dablam, a 22,349-foot mountain in the Everest region in Nepal

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 He was jumping from Ama Dablam, a 6,812-metre (22,349-foot) mountain in the Everest region when the incident occurred.

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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.

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KATHMANDU: A Russian extreme sportsman famed for his record-breaking free-falling stunts has died in a base jumping accident in the Himalayas, expedition He was jumping from Ama Dablam, a 6,812-metre (22,349-foot) mountain in the Everest region on Saturday when the incident occurred.

KATMANDU: A Russian extreme sportsman famed for his record-breaking free-falling stunts has died in a base jumping accident in the Himalayas, expedition organizers in Nepal He was jumping from Ama Dablam, a 6,812-meter (22,349-foot) mountain in the Everest region when the incident occurred.

"His body was airlifted to Kathmandu today."

Rozov set a new world record in 2013 for the highest-ever base jump when he leapt from Changstse, a 7,220-metre peak in the Everest massif, in a specially-designed wingsuit.

He broke his own record three years later by jumping from a height of 7,700 metres on Mount Cho Oyu, also in the Himalayas.

Base jumping is an extreme sport that involves free-falling off a cliff, bridge or other platform before activating a parachute or wingsuit.

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