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BASE Climbing on Cerro Torre
Posted on: February 29, 2008
Hey, I just wanted to share some random climbing/BASE jumping news. At 9 a.m. on February 25, 2008, Russian Valery Rozov was the first person to BASE jump off of Cerro Torre. He jumped just below the traverse on the Compressor route. Rozov was in flight for a minute and twenty seconds and covered an altitude difference of 1450 meters. In the last 200 meters he got caught in a huge wind gust that took him up and down, and he couldn't land for 15 minutes, but that seemed to be the only complication to the jump. [Editor's Note: Read more about Rozov's jump at www.mountain.ru]
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