Watch This Guy BASE Jump Off of Everest

By Peter Ha on at

Earlier this month, 48-year-old Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov took a leap off of Mount Everest from an elevation of 23,687 feet, the highest ever BASE jump to date, some 60 years after Everest was first summited.

On May 5 at 2:30 PM local time in -18C weather, Rozov leapt into the extremely thin air reaching speeds of 124 miles per hour before hitting the Rongbuk glacier at an elevation of 19,521 feet. He can barely manage an audible "woo" at the end.

Prior to this historic jump, Rozov's previous high was from an elevation of 21,063 feet. He's logged over 10,000 BASE jumps. By comparison, Felix Baumgartner, the guy who jumped from space, is 44 and holds the record for lowest BASE jump and highest BASE jump from a building.

Today also marks the 60th anniversary of Everest being summited for the first time.