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Everest Skydive – Skydivers Jump from 25,000 feet

This morning five members from the Explore Himalaya skydive team made four solos and one tandem jump from a height of 25,000 feet at Shyangboche in the Everest region.

The first group included Tom Noonan (USA), Ian Bishop (Australia) and Jay Kishan (India), who made solo jumps at 10:30 AM (local time). In the second group, world record holder and chief co-ordinator of the team, Wendy Smith (New Zealand) made a solo jump, while Ganesh Pandey (Nepal) made a tandem jump with tandem master Tom Noonan (USA) at 12:30 PM (local time).

The jumps were made from Tara Air’s Pilatus Porter aircraft, piloted by Jack Sparrow (UK) and Praful Baidya (Nepal). Jack Sparrow, an experienced pilot has performed more then 4,000 lifts for skydivers (flights for skydiving) in Europe and is preparing to launch the first skydiving club in Asia, ThaiSky Adventures.

Congratulations to the skydivers!

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