MOSCOW, Russia (CBS Sacramento) – A 48-year-old Russian extreme-sport ace flew off the face of Mount Everest, jumping from more than 23,600 feet above sea level – the highest base jump ever.

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Valery Rozov’s BASE jump from more than 23,687 above sea level came 60 years to the date that Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay climbed Mount Everest. The May 5 jump came more than two years in the making. Rozov, a member of the Red Bull team, sponsored by the Santa Monica-based company, was accompanied by four sherpas and a camera crew.

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After climbing the mountain for four days, Rozov arrived at the base camp for the jumping location. At around 2:30 p.m., Rozov jumped off with temperatures hovering around 0 degrees.

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“Only when I got back home did I see how hard it was for me both physically and psychologically,” said Rozo in a news release. “When you look at the videos you realize that it took a lot longer than usual to get from falling to flying.”