February 2015: Leaping from Africa’s Highest Mountain
The Jump: Valery Rosov becomes the first to BASE jump from Africa’s highest mountain, from a breach wall a few hundred feet below its 19,340′ summit (he leapt from Everest in 2013).
Why It Matters: Wingsuit jumpers are continuing to combine mountaineering with BASE wingsuit jumping, from higher peaks and unexpected locations. “Kilimanjaro was just so unexpected,” says Gerdes. “Its a big, awesome flight, just miles and miles, and no one saw it coming.”Back to top