A Russian Renegade or one dance too many with the devil?
In 2017 Wingsuit world record holder and a sprightly 52 years of age, took on another Himilayian wingsuit jump record to add to his growing list. it was sadly one too many.
On Saturday, November 11th, Russian Valery Rozov was involved in a tragic wingsuit accident on the 22,349-foot-high Mount Ama Dablam. Make no mistake, Rozov was an expert flyer, having leapt from the highest points on each continent .
He was an expert, king of the skies, the man who could fly, but not this time.
His death was announced by his sponsor, Red Bull after the rescue was delayed because Rozov was lost at the bottom of a crevasse. Sherpas who trekked to the site were unable to return with the body and helicopters couldn’t land either.
He started his career in 1998 and soon became famous for hurling himself into one of Russia’s active volcanoes, as well as flying from the sharp, snow-wrapped Ulvetanna Peak in Antarctica. From 2009 to the present year, Rozov jumped from the tallest peaks in five continents. He only had two to go, in Australia and North America. The recipient of international recognition, Rozov was a highly professional athlete and veteran of this heart-thumping aerial sport.
Red Bull continue to push the limits with seriously adrenaline fuelled events and support fellow trailblazers in extreme fields.
These incidents do spark new debate as to the coverage or message we should be conveying, each record, jump, is a raspberry in the face of death but why do these successful athletes then feel the need to go at danger on speed time after time, on purely to beat their own records..
Should we be whole heartedly sopporting these feareless ground breakers or do we have to take a certain amount of their mental state into the consistently peril strewn lifestyles?
Whchever way you see it, Rondov was an incredible mind and body athlete who strived to go further tha any man had goine before For that we applaud him
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We want your thoughts, especially any female adrenaline junkies out there….
Did you reach thst point and after a stunt felt enoigh was enough.
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