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First, some superlatives: In the country where the smallest man in the world resides, a Russian successfully landed the highest base jump in history from the tallest mountain on Earth, which was summited weeks later by the oldest man ever to do so.

On May 5th, Valery Rozov leapt from a peak on the mountain’s north face, 23,690 feet above sea level. The stunt was in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first summit of Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. A few weeks after this, the oldest man to climb Everest, Yuichiro Miura of Japan, summited for his third time.

Miura is probably the crazier of the two. He first climbed the mountain at the over-ripe age of 70, then again at 75, and unbelievably again on the 23rd of May, 2013, at 80 years old. It’s a couple more astounding achievements to pin to Everest, but also a reminder of how the enigma of the mountain has been unveiled over the decades since the first ascent.

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