Russian mountaineer and BASE jumper Valery Rozov has pushed the bar again by setting the world record for the first ever BASE jump from the highest point in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro. From an altitude of 17,193 feet above sea level Rozov spent over a minute in free-fall before impressively landing in the Barranco Camp 5,000 feet below.

Historic Base Jump Red Bull

It took the 50-year-old daredevil five days to climb to the highest peak ­- standing as the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Weather was a huge component to the safety of the jump, meaning Rozov had to wait two days for the perfect conditions. Performing the stunt in the early morning on February 10 the unique athlete spoke to sponsors of the feat, Red Bull later in the day saying:

"The main problem in searching for the ideal jumping spot was that the wall was not vertical, we spent a whole day looking for it. After missing the opportunity to jump, we spent the night in the crater of Kilimanjaro at 5,750 meters. The next day, it was too windy and cloudy, so we managed to jump only on the third day of our staying on the summit."

Discover the images and video of Rozov's historic wingsuit flight from Mount Kilimanjaro below: 

Historic Base Jump Red Bull

Historic Base Jump Red Bull