Daredevil makes world's highest base jump from Mount Everest

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Daredevil makes world's highest base jump from Mount Everest

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Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 29 at 12:02 PM

A Russian extreme sports star made the world's highest BASE jump, leaping from Mount Everest to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent.

Valery Rozov base jump was made from 23,687.7 feet above sea level. The 48-year-old Russian daredevil took the plunge from the north face of Mount Everest to commemorate the anniversary of Sir Edmund HIllary and Tensing Norgay's historic climb in 1953.

The 48-year-old wore a special wing suit for the jump and had spent three weeks acclimating to the environment at base camp before the jump.

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