Must-see morning clip: Russian daredevil sets new base jump world record off Mount Everest

Valery Rozov jumped from 7,220 metres above sea level

By Prachi Gupta
Published May 29, 2013 2:42PM (EDT)

Celebrating the sixty year anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953, Russian daredevil Valery Rozov set another record on the mountain: the world's highest base jump.

Rozov spent more than two years preparing for the 7,220 meter jump, including the creation of a special wing suit. The 48 year-old made the jump "despite adverse weather conditions" and flew for nearly a full minute at more than 120 miles an hour before landing safely:

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