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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 13, 2017 - 10:42am PT
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/legendary-daredevil-dies-while-attempting-22000-foot-base-jump/ar-BBEULre?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:02am PT

Valery Rozov, legendary Russian daredevil, died while attempting his latest stunt, base jumping from a 22,000-foot mountain in the Himalayas.

Rozov’s fellow daredevils mourned the loss of "an aerial adventurer who tirelessly set himself against increasingly difficult goals," according to a statement from his sponsor Redbull.

"Valery will always remain in our memory: strong in spirit, professional, modest, full of energy, an eternal dreamer who was forever burning with new ideas and projects."

Rozov, who was also mountaineer and a champion of competitive parachuting, had made more than 10,000 jumps in his career.


The last flight of the base jumper Valery Rozo


Gone to fly with the eagles, for sure...
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:08am PT
Valeri was a good friend for many years, we go back to Yosemite and his first trip here to the US. He was a great person, friend, father and husband. I got the news Saturday morning, miss him dearly.
Peace
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Nov 13, 2017 - 05:34pm PT
Wow. Quite the guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJvQec6aOTs

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ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Nov 13, 2017 - 07:01pm PT
Valeri was one hardcore badazz, modest, nice guys. Few and far between. Came to the US, took him to Yosemite, El Cap Meadow, first question... “tell me the hardest route, we will do that. Valeri, you’ve never climbed here, maybe we done something mellower, the Nose. Sure, i will lead every pitch.” He did. X Games Gold medalist, sky surfing...old school. Took up base jumping doing some nasty big walls around the world, figured quicker way off to go do more walls. Then on to the big mountains! He was always at the top of what ever he pursued. His best quality was his friendliness and genuine concern for his relationship with his friends. I’ll never forget a day in Joshua Tree with Bridwell, at the end of the day Jim expressed his interest in base. Valeri without hesitation said, You will jump with me!” Had to call Jim today and break the news, he was bummed. Valeri, you are missed Brother, my heart is sad.
Peace
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Nov 13, 2017 - 08:43pm PT
Hey, Ron--sorry for you and all his friends and family. Given how close to the edge he pushed it, he had an amazing run. I was shocked to find that he was in his fifties!

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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:59pm PT
hey there say, ... oh my yes, sadly, i just saw this... :(
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 14, 2017 - 06:46am PT
Damn. Sorry. I lost a friend to a BASE jump in Norway a few years ago. I feel your pain, Ron.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Nov 14, 2017 - 08:24pm PT
Valeri will lay to rest 8pm this Thursday pst. Will be Friday in Moscow.
Peace
zBrown

Ice climber
Nov 14, 2017 - 08:48pm PT
A good man from everything I've heard or seen


http://playerwags.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Valery-Rozov-Wife-Natalia-Rozova-pic.jpg
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