Base-jumping from Kilimanjaro!

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Base-jumping from Kilimanjaro!

Morning everyone – here’s another in our occasional series of people getting to the top of ‪#‎Kilimanjaro – or in this case, getting off it – in unusual ways. Here we have 50-year-old Russian Valery Rozov making the first ever base jump from the top of the Western Breach Wall, on the lip of the main Kibo crater; about 200m below the actual summit of Kili, Uhuru Peak, but an impressive feat nevertheless!

The full video will be available soon – but here for the moment on the Redbull website, who sponsored the climb, are some highlights. http://www.redbull.com/…/valery-rozov-base-jumps-kilimanjaro

About the Author:

I am a little obsessed with Mount Kilimanjaro. Since writing the first edition of the Kilimanjaro guide in 2001 I have climbed the mountain more than 30 times and occasionally leads treks up the mountain myself. And when I'm not in Tanzania researaching for the next edition of the guide (the fifth edition was published in 2018), I can be found living near Hastings, England, updating this website (which was first published in 2006), writing about the national trails of England, answering Kili-related emails and putting on weight.Friends describe me as living proof that virtually anybody can climb Kilimanjaro.