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The First Base Jump from The Mount Kilimanjaro

On February 9, 2015 Valerii Rozov, a world-famous BASE jumper from Russia was the first to have jumped from the highest point of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro.

The expedition was organized by Red Bull was in cooperation with Altezza Travel. The ascent started early in the morning on 4 February 2015, on the Umbwe route which begins from the south-east slope of Mount Kilimanjaro and goes through all climate zones, from rainforests to glacial fields.

A successful base jump requires not only experience and skills, but also favorable weather conditions. We have chosen February as one of the warmest months in Tanzania.

The start of the climb through Umbwe rainforest -

Porters bearing the equipment -

How it looked like -

The second day of the climb. Ascent to Barranco Camp -

Valerii Rozov and Western Breach as a background -

The process of jump preparations -

The camp of Altezza - Altezza.travelArrow Glacier camp - Altezza.travelKilimanjaro climb through Western Breach - Altezza.travelValerii Rozov at Uhuru Peak, 5895 meters - the roof of Africa - Altezza.travelInside the Kilimanjaro crater - Altezza.travelIn an ice cave inside the Kilimanjaro crater -

Valerii Rozov:
«While looking for the best place for a jump, the biggest problem was that Western Wall was not absolutely vertical. We have lost an entire day finding the most appropriate starting point. We were not able to find it during the first day, and spent a night inside the crater on 5750-meter altitude. The next day the wind and cloudiness were very intense. We could make a jump only on the third of our stay at the top»

Valerii Rozov on the rim of the Kilimanjaro CraterPreparing for the first BASE jump from Mt. Kilimanjaro -

Final arrangements -

Before the jump -

Wingsuiting from the slopes of Kilimanjaro -

During his jump Valerii spent more than 1 minute in free fall state, flying approximately 3 km. The difference in altitudes between starting and landing points are about 1,5 km.

Soft landing at Barranco Camp -

BASE jump from Kilimanjaro is successfully done! -

The team is happy as well -

And, surely, the video of this project:

On behalf of Altezza, we wholeheartedly congratulate Valery with his dream jump and wish him all the best in his future endeavors!

To read about the preparations of our guides to this mission, see the following report: Kilimanjaro crater expedition