Earlier this month, the champion jumped from the Chinese side of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,201 meters above sea level, located on the border of Nepal and China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
During his record-setting jump, the sportsman spent 90 seconds in free-fall before his parachute opened and he landed on a glacier at the south-west wall of the mountain. He had traveled 1,700 meters vertically and 3,500 meters horizontally.
"This has been my dream for the last three years, ever since I discovered this point during exploration in 2014. Six months after jumping off Changtse I returned to the Himalayas in search of new goals, because I felt that wasn't the limit," Rozov explained.
"Now, after everything went successfully, I am very glad that I was able to do the jump. Not only because this is a world record or my personal achievement, but also in memory of my late friend Alexander Ruchkin, with whom I was here exploring the mountain three years ago."
In 2009 Valery Rozov carried out the world's first parachute jump into an active volcano crater, in the Mutnovsky volcano in the south of Russia's Kamchatka peninsula.
B.A.S.E. jumping takes its name from an acronym of four things which jumpers may leap from: building, antenna, span (bridge) and Earth (cliff). In contrast to skydivers, base jumpers wear a special wing-suit and jump at a lower altitude, which gives them just a few seconds to deploy a parachute.