Video of Record-Breaking BASE jump

Russian skies off Italian side of Mont Blanc

Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov became the first person to sky off the Italian side of Mont Blanc last Thursday. Red Bull sponsored the event and just released this this video of the jump, which lasted 35 seconds and covered 800 meters. It wasn’t a particularly long flight—Rozov had intended to descend into a nearby valley town, but landed instead on the Brenva Glacier because of windy conditions. Rozov and a crew of three spent two days getting to the sheer southern face of Mont Blanc, which at 4,800 meters is the highest peak in the Alps.

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