If it was possible for a man to be born with wings then that man would be Valery Rozov. He can be rightly considered a BASE jumping and skydiving legend. Twice World Champion in sky jumping (1999, 2003), European Champion and World Cup winner (2002), X Games Champion in sky surfing (1998), Champion of Russia in mountaineering (2002 and 2004), world record holder in sky jumping (400-way group acrobatics and 100-way wingsuit). He is the organiser and performer of many unique BASE projects in various mountains and on every continent of our planet.
In 2009 Rozov won international renown in a new role: equipped with a wingsuit he became the first man in history to skydive into the crater of the active volcano Mutnovskiy, located on the peninsula of Kamchatka, Russia.
Not content to rest on his laurels, Rozov led an expedition to Antarctica and jumped from one of the most beautiful mountains on the continent, Ulvetana, in 2010.
In 2012 he conquered the Indian Himalayas and jumped from Shivling (6540m) and in 2013 he set a new world record for the highest BASE jump, by leaping from 7220m above sea level, on Changtse in the Everest massif – and record he's since broken when jumping from 7,700m on Mount Cho Oyu in the Himalayas in 2016.
But that’s not where his story ends. Rozov’s other achievements include unique BASE jumps from Cerro Torre and Torres del Pain in Patagonia, Kukurtlu (Elbrus) and Ushba in the Caucasus Mountains, Grand Jorasses, Mont Blanc, Petit Dru, Matterhorn in the Alps, Amin Brakk in the Karakoram, Great Sail Peak on Baffin Island, Canada, gliding in a wingsuit across the Strait of Tartary (from the mainland to Sakhalin island), Kilimanjaro and many more.
Despite the fact that his biography is replete with extreme projects in the most amazing places of the world, he mostly enjoys spending time at home with his family. Being an adrenaline seeker hungry for adventure, Rozov is an extremely varied personality: a traveller, organiser of various sports and television projects, stuntman, dedicated fan of mountains and skydiving, family man, and at the same time, the personification of freedom.Read more