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Everest Skydive 2010 Update: NEW RECORD- Skydivers Jump from 30,000 feet!

After three days of bad weather, the sky at Shyangboche finally cleared up today. Since early morning there was hectic activity at the drop zone as ESD crew and group members  prepared for the jumps.

Between 8 to 9 AM (local time) the PC-6 aircraft took off.

Christopher & Tom- TandemTandem- Christopher Rainier & Tom Noonan

The first lift had Christopher Rainier from Canada making a tandem jump with Tom Noonan, while Wendy Smith and Ryan Jackson jumped solo from a height of 29,500 feet.

Nick

Nick & Tom-30,000 feetFreefalling from 30,000 feet- Nick Leventis & Tom Noonan

The second lift saw British racing pro Nick Leventis making a record breaking tandem leap with tandem master Tom Noonan from a height of 30,000 feet:  a new Everest Skydive & WORLD record.No skydiver had ever attempted a jump from this height at this altitude.

Wendy( with her camera), jumped solo  and captured Nick & Tom’s free fall.

(Pics: Wendy Smith)

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