You probably know Valery Rozov for his most famous leap from Mt Everest – but the former professional climber and expert wingsuit pilot has been at it for years, ticking off first descents all over the world, often in highly challenging locations – like his recent flight from Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. We asked the Russian daredevil for his favourite stunts over the last few years – check 'em out in the infographic below, then scroll down for the video clips.
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Valery Rozov's favourite flights
Sakhalin Island, Russia
Sakhalin Island, just north of Japan, has been the source of bitter dispute between Russia and Japan over the last few centuries. It was the sight of Rozov's 2012 flight over the Tartar Strait, which included a big risk – landing in the water.
Ushba Mountain, Georgia, Caucausus
Mt Ushba is one of the most famous peaks of the Caucausus range – its double peaks highly recognisable. It was the site of Rozov's 2012 leap.
Referred to as 'Matterhorn Peak' by early European explorers due to its resemblance to the famed Swiss mountain, Shivling sits far away from the Alps in the west part of the Himalayas. Rozov's jump here was the first descent off the peak, and included a 2,200m distance from top to bottom.
Ulvetanna, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
Talk about tough to get to – for this flight, Rozov had to go all the way south to Antarctica. His reward when he got there? A flight off of one of the most rarely-visited mountains in the world, Ulvetanna. Was it cold? Yes, it was cold.
Mutnovsky, Kamchatka, Russia
The Kamchatka Peninsula is about as far away as you can get – remote, barren, and beautiful, it's an outdoor adventurer's dream – if they can deal with getting there. Rozov went a step further with his 2009 leap into the crater of a volcano. What else is there to say? Watch the video.
Armin Brakk, Pakistan
Armin Brakk is a 5,800m peak in Pakistan deep in the Himalaya. What made this jump particularly tough? How about this: it took 22 days of trekking and climbing to reach the remote exit point – which was strung up against the side of the mountain.
It's the Everest of BASE jumps, because, well, that's where it happened. The world-record breaking stunt for highest exit point occurred in 2013 when Rozov stepped off earth's highest mountain into (very) thin air, descending approximately 1,300m to a landing point on the Rongbuk Glacier.