See Valery Rozov's 7 Most Amazing Wingsuit Flights

The Russian daredevil has flown all around the world — literally.
By Tarquin Cooper

You probably know Valery Rozov for his most famous leap from Mount 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.

We asked the Russian daredevil for his favorite stunts over the last few years — check 'em out in the infographic below, then scroll down for the video clips.

See Rozov's latest flight from Kilimanjaro

Valery Rozov's favorite flights

 

 

A map of Valery Rozov's favourite BASE jumps up to his record-breaking Everest jump
Valery Rozov's seven favourite jumps up to 2013 © Khalil Jeremias Emede

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, Caucasus range, Georgia

 

Mount Ushba is one of the most famous peaks of the Caucasus range — its double peaks are highly recognizable. It was the site of Rozov's 2012 leap.

Shivling, India

 

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 western part of the Himalayas. Rozov's jump here was the first descent off the peak, and included a 7,218-foot 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 — and is an outdoor adventurer's dream if he or she 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

 

Valery Rozov at Amin Brakk © Courtesy Valery Rozov

Armin Brakk is a 19,029-foot peak in Pakistan deep in the Himalayas. 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.

Mount Everest

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 4,265 feet to a landing point on the Rongbuk Glacier.

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