Russian daredevil Valery Rozov recently jumped off the face of Mount Everest and fell 23,688 feet (above sea level), which is the highest-recorded BASE jump ever (video below).
The record-setting May 5 jump was almost 60 years to the date that Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay climbed Mount Everest, reports ABCNews.com.
Rozov was accompanied by four sherpas and a TV crew, who climbed the mountain for four days to reach the jumping location, which was a frigid 0 degrees, according to CBS Sacramento.
After he jumped in his special wing suit, Rozov discharged a small parachute and drifted safely to the snow below. The jump took about two years to plan.
“Only when I got back home did I see how hard it was for me both physically and psychologically,” said Rozo in a press release. “When you look at the videos you realize that it took a lot longer than usual to get from falling to flying.”
The previous world record for the highest altitude BASE jump is 21,666 feet from Mount Meru in India in 2006.