Video: Base jumper sets new world record in Indian Himalayas

Ruth Doherty
Video: Base jumper sets new world record with Himalayas leap
Video: Base jumper sets new world record with Himalayas leap

Rex


Russian Base jumper and climber Valery Rozov has set a new world record with a giant leap from the western ridge at the top of Shiving, a 6,543m mountain in the Indian Himalayas.

Video: Base jumper sets new world record in Indian Himalayas
Video: Base jumper sets new world record in Indian Himalayas

Rex


Following a 30-day expedition, which include a six-day ascent, Rozov, 47, took off from a cliffside, and landed 2,200 metres below on the glacier in 90 seconds, according to the Telegraph.

Video: Base jumper sets new world record with Himalayas leap
Video: Base jumper sets new world record with Himalayas leap

Rex


Base jumping is an extreme sport that involves jumping from cliffs, bridges, towers, high buildings, and mountains.

Valery Rozov is renowned within the sport and previous feats include jumping into an active volcano in Kamchatka, Eastern Russia, as well as jumping from the Ulvetanna Peak in the Antarctic in 2010.

See the record-breaking footage below: