An extreme sports star from Russia has made the world's highest BASE jump, leaping from Mount Everest to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent.

Valery Rozov flew off the north face of the world's highest peak at 7220 meters above sea level to commemorate the anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay's historic climb in 1953.

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Rozov set a new world record with his jump

The 48-year-old, who wore a special wing suit for the jump, had spent the past three weeks acclimatising at base camp, before making the arduous, four-day trek to the jump point.

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  • Yuichiro Miura

    80-year-old Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura, who became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest on last Thursday, waves to crowd upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Miura, a Japanese former extreme skier, conquered the mountain on May 23 despite undergoing heart surgery in January for an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, his fourth heart operation since 2007. He also broke his pelvis and left thigh bone in a 2009 skiing accident.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • Amelia Rose Hillary, center, granddaughter of Edmund Hillary participates in a function to mark the 60th anniversary of successful ascent of Mount Everest, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to set foot on the peak of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

  • Kancha Sherpa, left, the only survivor of the first successful expedition to Mount Everest participates in a function to mark the 60th anniversary of successful ascent of Mount Everest, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to set foot on the peak of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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    File photo dated 26/05/1953 of the first conquerors of Everest, Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay (right), with expedition leader Colonel John Hunt (centre) in Katmandu, Nepal, after descending from the peak

  • Min Bahadur Sherchan

    FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008, shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. The 81-year-old Nepalese man has abandoned his attempt to climb Mount Everest, leaving Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura with the record as the oldest person to scale the world's highest mountain. Team member Dame said Wednesday, May 29, 2013 that Sherchan returned from Everest because weather conditions were worsening late in the spring climbing season for the Himalayas. Sherchan had held the record until last week when 80-year-old Japanese climber Miura scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) mountain. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

  • Media film the statues of Edmund Hillary, left, and Tenzing Norgay during a function to mark the 60th anniversary of successful ascent of Mount Everest, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Hillary and Norgay were the first people to set foot on the peak of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

  • NEPAL-EVEREST-CLIMBING-ANNIVERSARY

    Everest summitters take part in a procession during the Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kathmandu on May 29, 2013. Nepal marked 60 years since the first ascent of Everest May 29, celebrating the summiteers whose success has bred an industry that many climbers now fear is ruining the world's highest peak. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner looks on during the Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kathmandu on May 29, 2013. Nepal marked 60 years since the first ascent of Everest May 29, celebrating the summiteers whose success has bred an industry that many climbers now fear is ruining the world's highest peak. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Tashi Tenzing, grandson of mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, offer garlands to the statues of Tenzing and Edmund Hillary during the Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kathmandu on May 29, 2013. Nepal marked 60 years since the first ascent of Everest May 29, celebrating the summiteers whose success has bred an industry that many climbers now fear is ruining the world's highest peak. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Kancha Sherpa, a team member of the 1953 Mount Everest expedition that placed Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on the summit of the world's highest mountain, and Amelia Rose Hillary (2nd R), granddaughter of New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary, waves to well-wishers from a horse-drawn carriage during a procession for Everest Summitteers during the Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kathmandu on May 29, 2013. Nepal marked 60 years since the first ascent of Everest May 29, celebrating the summiteers whose success has bred an industry that many climbers now fear is ruining the world's highest peak. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner prepares to offer a garland over the statues of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary during the Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kathmandu on May 29, 2013. Nepal marked 60 years since the first ascent of Everest May 29, celebrating the summiteers whose success has bred an industry that many climbers now fear is ruining the world's highest peak. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NEPAL-EVEREST-CLIMBING-ANNIVERSARY

    Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner (L), Nepalese mountaineer Phurba Tashi Sherpa (2nd L), and Migma Sherpa (R) sit in a horse-drawn carriage during a procession for Everest Summitteers during the Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kathmandu on May 29, 2013. Nepal marked 60 years since the first ascent of Everest May 29, celebrating the summiteers whose success has bred an industry that many climbers now fear is ruining the world's highest peak. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NEPAL-EVEREST-CLIMBING-ANNIVERSARY

    Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner (L) waves to well-wishers from a horse-drawn carriage during a procession for Everest Summitteers during the Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kathmandu on May 29, 2013. Nepal marked 60 years since the first ascent of Everest May 29, celebrating the summiteers whose success has bred an industry that many climbers now fear is ruining the world's highest peak. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Yuichiro Miura, Emiri Miura

    80-year-old Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura, fourth left, who became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest on last Thursday, poses for photographers with his daughter Emiri, third left, and his CLARK Memorial International High School students upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Miura, a Japanese former extreme skier, conquered the mountain on May 23 despite undergoing heart surgery in January for an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, his fourth heart operation since 2007. He also broke his pelvis and left thigh bone in a 2009 skiing accident. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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    Kancha Sherpa, a team member of the 1953 Mount Everest expedition that placed Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on the summit of the world's highest mountain, gestures after offering garlands over the statues of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary during the Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kathmandu on May 29, 2013. Nepal marked 60 years since the first ascent of Everest May 29, celebrating the summiteers whose success has bred an industry that many climbers now fear is ruining the world's highest peak. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NEPAL-EVEREST-CLIMBING-ANNIVERSARY

    Amelia Rose Hillary, granddaughter of New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary, offers garlands to the statues of Tenzing and Hillary during the Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Kathmandu on May 29, 2013. Nepal marked 60 years since the first ascent of Everest May 29, celebrating the summiteers whose success has bred an industry that many climbers now fear is ruining the world's highest peak. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Arunima Sinha

    Arunima Sinha, right, wave to members of press upon arrival at the airport in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Arunima became India’s first amputee woman on May 21, 2013 to conquer Mount Everest on a prosthetic leg. A former Indian volleyball player, she lost her left leg when she was thrown off a moving train two years ago. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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    Indian mountaineer Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to summit Mount Everest, demonstrates removing her prosthetic leg near an indoor climbing wall after a press conference in Kathmandu on May 28, 2013. Twenty-six year old Sinha from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, who lost her leg after she was thrown from a moving train two years ago, became the first female amputee to climb Everest on May 21. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • In this photo distributed by MIURA DOLPHINS CO., LTD., 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier Yuichiro Miura, right, who has had four heart operations in recent years, stands atop the summit of Mount Everest as he becomes the oldest person to climb the world's tallest mountain Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura, who also conquered the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) peak when he was 70 and 75, reached the summit at 9:05 a.m. local time, according to a Nepalese mountaineering official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team. (AP Photo/MIURA DOLPHINS CO., LTD.) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • A team of climbers led by 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura stand on the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Miura on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens from an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,208 feet). It is not clear which of the climbers in the photo is Miura. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Yuichiro Miura, Kenji Kondo

    In this Saturday, May 18, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins, 80-year-old Japanese adventurer Yuichiro Miura, right, is greeted by his friend climber Kenji Kondo while resting at his camp at 6,500 meters (21,325 feet) during his attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. According to his management office, Miura plans to accomplish the ascent on Thursday, May 23 to be the world's oldest person to reach the world's highest peak. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Yuichiro Miura, Gota Miura

    In this Thursday, May 16, 2013 photo distributed by Miura Dolphins, 80-year-old Japanese adventurer Yuichiro Miura leaves the base camp at 5,300 meters (17,388 feet) for his attempt to scale the summit of Mount Everest. According to his management office, Miura plans to accomplish the ascent on Thursday, May 23 to be the world's oldest person to reach the world's highest peak. (AP Photo/Miura Dolphins) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Min Bahadur Sherchan

    FILE - In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Min Bahadur Sherchan, center, who became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2008 shakes hands on his arrival in Katmandu, Nepal. Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title. Unfortunately for Miura, Sherchan, the slightly older man who nabbed the record a day before he could in 2008 is fast on his heels. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

  • In this Saturday, May 17, 2013 photo provided by Raha Moharrak, Moharrak stands on the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) Mount Everest peak. Moharrak, the first woman from Saudi Arabia to scale Mount Everest, said she doesn't intend to inspire a movement, but would be happy to change people's opinions of Saudi women and Saudi women's opinions of themselves. (AP Photo/Ang Norbu Sherpa)

  • Mountaineering - British Army Expedition to Everest

    Corporal 'Bronco' Lane fixes a commemorative pennant on the summit of Mount Everest, after he and Sergeant 'Brummie' Stokes arrived there on May 16th.

  • Mountaineering - British Army Expedition to Everest

    Corporal 'Bronco' Lane approaches the summit of Everest