Russian athlete jumps from highest Pak building



Sunday 1st November, 2009 saw Russian extreme sport star Valery Rozov accomplish an incredible stunt. The 44-year-old jumped from MCB Tower -the tallest building in Pakistan with a height of 116 meters, with 29 levels and 3 basements.
Despite of the unfavorable wind conditions, Valery decided to jump. Deploying parachute 3 seconds after the jump, an unexpected turbulence occurred. Based on his experience he managed to land safely on the side of the building.
Pedestrians on the street were shocked to see a person jump from a building as such a feat has never been attempted before in the country’s history.
Speaking after the jump, Valery said that: ‘I feel honored to come to Pakistan & to do the first Base Jump ever in the country, and that too from the tallest building.

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5 Comments so far

  1. Amar Guriro (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

    It’s a bird, its’ a plane, no it’s a Russian skydiver hanging from a building!
    Extreme stunt goes dud
    Text and photos by Amar Guriro
    KARACHI: Russian extreme sportsman Valery Rozov escaped a terrible tragedy in an incredible and death-defying stunt on Sunday morning when he leapt off the rooftop of Pakistan’s tallest building, the MCB Tower.
    The base jumper failed to keep his balance after he released his parachute and strong winds pushed him to a nearby under-construction building, where the parachute became entangled in iron bars on its rooftop.
    Rozov kept hanging for about 20 minutes by the wall of the building. After the renowned skydiver was rescued and brought down, he told journalists that he was fine and unhurt. However, this scribe was not sure if the brave extreme sportsman actually managed to escape any injury since he had lost his balance during the stunt when his leg had smacked into the wall of the MCB Tower. Rozov was supposed to land on the rooftop of a nearby building just beside the MCB Tower.
    Rozov, 44, had selected MCB Tower, the tallest building in Pakistan with a height of 116 metres and with 29 floors, for his unique base jump. Rozov has made a reputation for himself with his death defying stunts. Jumping from a helicopter over the active Mutnovsky volcano in Russia’s Kamachatka Peninsula and from Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus, are some of the highlights of his career.
    People on the II Chundrigar Road, on which the MCB Tower is located, were stunned to see the unique spectacle that had never been witnessed in the country before. A large number of journalists, cameramen and photographers had gathered to cover the extraordinary event. A large number of police and Rangers personnel were also deployed at the spot.
    However, the team, which had organised the event, had not taken the necessary safety measures for the stunt as only an ambulance was seen parked at the spot. No ladder or a fire brigade was present to tackle any emergency situation.
    Rovoz had earlier planned to jump from the backside of the building, but later he opted to perform his act from the front.
    “The winds were strong since morning, so I decided to jump from the front side of the building, but that’s not the reason for the stunt going wrong, he said.
    “ I had planned to go left after jumping, but winds pushed me there before the anticipated time, however I am okay.”
    Rovoz said he has performed hundreds of skydiving stunts and the last one was in Sweden. “I am happy that I did the first ever base jump in Pakistan,” he said.

  2. Sajid (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

    i was waiting for this post, like its said nothing goes smooth in our country so how come a base jump ? ;)

  3. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on November 3rd, 2009 @ 10:39 am

    Howcome newspapers didn’t reported it as a failed attempt, or maybe i missed something??

  4. EID SMS (unregistered) on November 9th, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

    Nice Picture and this picture is showing really dangerous.


  5. بستنی (wasiq) on November 28th, 2010 @ 3:11 am

    Русские аварии грузовой самолет Карачи

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