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Daredevil killed in base-jumping accident
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Russian extreme sport star Valery Rozov jumps off Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus, wearing a wing-suit , on September 10, 2008 near Mineralnye Vody, Russia.

MOUNT AMA DABLAM, Nepal — A Russian daredevil who fearlessly leaped off the world’s highest peaks and swirled through the winds on top of the world died during a base-jumping accident in the Himalayas over the weekend.

Valery Rozov’s death was announced by his sponsor Red Bull.

The acclaimed and legendary base jumper was killed in eastern Nepal during an expedition on the 22,349 foot-high Mount Ama Dablam, located in the Himalayas, the company said.

Mingma Gelu Sherpa — who works with Seven Summits Club, the group that organized the expedition — said the accident happened Saturday.

The rescue was very difficult as it was inside a crevasse, Gelu said. He said many Sherpas trekked to the spot to recover his body since helicopters cannot land in the area.

The 52-year-old adventurer was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and started his career in 1998, Red Bull said. He is famous for jumping into a live volcano in Russia and off Ulvetanna Peak in the Antarctic.

One of Rozov’s goals had been to carry out base jumps “from the highest possible points in each continent,” Red Bull said.

From 2009 to this year, he base-jumped in the other five continents. He had only two peaks left: Australia and North America, Red Bull said. _ more read

http://wtvr.com/2017/11/13/valery-rozov-obit/

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The 52-year-old adventurer was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, [Pretty old for this sport !] Scream1
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Wonder if there is helmet cam footage? Hiking is the peak of my dare-devil ability.
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(11-14-2017, 03:45 AM)Free Store Wrote: Wonder if there is helmet cam footage? Hiking is the peak of my dare-devil ability.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4rD3MhFATA
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Here's Valery Rozov's Kilamanjaro base jump:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI0OE5yx9pQ
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(11-14-2017, 03:15 AM)wing-ed Wrote: The 52-year-old adventurer was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, [Pretty old for this sport !]  Scream1

you're just jelly. Chuckle
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this one is pretty cool...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k
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