Some people are driven to be the first to do something. Think Sir Edmund Hillary and Mount Everest. The Wright brothers and flying. Alexander Graham Bell and the first phone call.
|RedBull gives Rozov wings, literally|
According to the RedBull story posted earlier this month, Rozov flew for 45 seconds down the face of the mountain before opening his parachute and landing safely (see above video).
"It was like a journey to another planet," he said. "It's deeply satisfying and has given me a long and lasting feeling of happiness."
Apparently, he wasn't the first BASE jumper to make a jump in Antarctica, however. The story says he also BASE jumped after ascending Tungespissen and the Holtanna, the only mountain in the Antarctic that had previously been used by a BASE jumper. Details, details.
Our suggestion for the next "first" for Rozov? Climb Mount Everest, skydive to the bottom and phone home to become the first to combine the firsts of Hillary, the Wright Bros. and Bell with the ultimate skydive. Good luck with that.
Thanks to The Outside Blog for the tip.
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