- 05.30.13 10:01 AM EDT
Almost 60 years to the day after the first person climbed to the top of Mount Everest, Valery Rozov jumped off it. The Russian extreme sports afficianado, 48, spent 4 days ascending the peak from the Chinese side, and then, in the middle of a frigid afternoon (it was 18 C), he jumped.
It was the world's highest BASE jump, starting at an altitude of more than 23,000 feet. Rozov fell freely for more than a minute before landing safely on a glacier below.