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Legendary Red Bull Athlete Valery Rozov smashes world-record for FXTMbasejump Project
Valery Rozov has broken another world record in BASE jumping in the finale of the #FXTMbasejump project. The Red Bull athlete, who partnered with FXTM for the feat, performed a successful jump from Mount Cho Oyu in China at 7700 metres. In this astounding accomplishment, Rozov has once again raised the bar of extreme sports higher - beating his previous 2013 record-breaking jump from the Everest Massif at 7220 metres.
The jump from Cho Oyu was completed on 5th of October, following a 21-day expedition to the exit point. Valery had 90 seconds wingsuit flight, then the flight under canopy lasted approximately 2 minutes before he landed elegantly on a glacier.
Valery Rozov said: “Jumping from Cho Oyu has been one of my life-long ambitions and being able to achieve this goal as part of the #FXTMbasejump project is a fantastic feeling. The mountain itself is extremely impressive and challenging. Having the opportunity to climb it and to BASE jump from there was a great experience.”
As part of the FXTMbasejump Project's preparation for the final jump at Cho Oyu, Valery underwent rigorous training throughout the season and completed several jumps in Chamonix, Peru and Dolomites. This team accomplishment proves what can be achieved through effective preparation and training, proper risk management and constantly having the inspiration to push the limits of possibility higher.
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FXTMbasejump Project Finale: Valery Rozov sets New World-Record