If there were ever a man who should have been born with wings, it would be Valery Rozov. The 47-year-old BASE-jumping and skydiving legend currently holds a record of over 9000 jumps to his name. Not only that, but since his first jump back in 1993, Rozov has accumulated a vast array of championship titles to boot; including double World Champion (1999 & 2003), European Champion (2002) and X-Games Skysurfing Champion (1998), to name but a few!
In addition to his impressive championship stats, Valery achieved global renown in 2009 when he became the first person ever to skydive in his wingsuit straight into the crater of the Mutnovsky volcano in Kamchatka, Russia. More recently in 2012, he attempted Red Bull Tartary, a 4000m-high wingsuit jump over Russia’s most dangerous strait. And if that wasn't enough, Valery made a historic BASE jump from Everest, cimbing for four days to reach his jump point 7,220 metres above sea leve. Needless to say, Valery Rozov is one of Red Bull’s bravest daredevils!
But Valery isn’t your regular adrenaline junky, he loves nothing more than spending time with his wife and kids and despite having travelled across the world in search of extreme challenges, his favourite place on earth is simply ‘home’. He also possesses a computer engineering degree and is has been a keen rock-climber since childhood. It’s clear that Valery Rozov is a man of many talents - adventurer, scholar, free spirit, family man.Read more