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Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov dies while jumping from a 22,000-foot mountain in Nepal.

Russian base jumper Valery Rozov was known in the realm of extreme sports as “the limitless man,” an internationally famous daredevil who could leap from the world’s greatest heights.

He was the first person to skydive into a volcano crater, and the first person to jump off the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Even in his early 50s, he was breaking records.

“For the Russian legend, boundaries are made to be pushed and limits are made to be exceeded,” Red Bull wrote, “Nothing seems to be too much of a challenge for him.”

But on Saturday, the free-falling legend took his final flight. Rozov, 52, died in a base-jumping accident while leaping from the 22,349-foot-high mountain Ama Dablam in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal, expedition organizers told Agence France-Presse on Sunday.


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