Karachi: Russian jumps from MCB Tower!
Sunday 1st November, 2009 saw Russian extreme sport star Valery Rozov accomplish an incredible stunt. The 44-year-old jumped from MCB Tower -the tallest building in Pakistan with a height of 116 meters, with 29 levels and 3 basements.
Despite of the unfavorable wind conditions, Valery decided to jump. Deploying parachute 3 seconds after the jump, an unexpected turbulence occurred. Based on his experience he managed to land safely on the side of the building.
Pedestrians on the street were shocked to see a person jump from a building as such a feat has never been attempted before in the country's history.
Speaking after the jump, Valery said that: 'I feel honored to come to Pakistan & to do the first Base Jump ever in the country, and that too from the tallest building.
Valery Rozov – Russia
Moscow, Russia, born on 26.12.1964 in N. Novgorod
•First jump: 1993
• Total number of jumps: 8000+
• Total number of base-jumps: 750
• X-Games Skysurfing Champion 1998 (USA, San Diego)
• World Champion 1999 (Australia, Corova)
• X-Games solver medalist 2000 (USA, San Francisco)
• Silver medalist of the 2nd World Air Games 2001 (Spain, Granada)
• World Cup Winner 2002 (Austria, Vienna);
• European Championship Winner 2002 (Spain, Empuriabrava)
• Repeated Russian National Champion (1997 - 2003)
• World Champion 2003 (France, GAP)
• Participated in World Record 2006 (Thailand) (400-way))
• In 2000 founded the company "Russian Extreme Project"
• Organized a multitude of successful BASE climb projects: Venezuela (Angel Falls and Autana), Mexico (Sonato las Golondrinas), France (Grand Jorasses), Polar Canada (Baffin Island, Great Sail Peak), Greenland (Nalumasortoq), Pakistan (Amin Brakk), Chile (Patagonia, Torres Del Pain), Argentina (Patagonia, Cerro Torre), Caucasus (Elbrus)