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First Everest Skydive 2008 – Final Day Updates

The historic Everest Skydive event came to a finale today. 41 Solo and Tandem Jumpers skydived in front of the World’s Highest Peak and landed on the highest drop zone in the world, Shyangboche (12,350ft.). Their names have made it the international record books. 1st Group In the first group, except for Fareed Lafta who jumped from an altitude 18,000ft, the rest of the dives were made from 29,500ft. SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local) 1. Fareed Lafta Iraq Solo 6:24 AM 2. Christophe De Pauw Belgium Solo 6:25 AM 3. Wendy Smith New Zealand Solo 6:43 AM 4. Steve […]
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First Everest Skydive 2008 – Updates – 10th October

Latest Update 1st Group (29,500ft) SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local) 1. Omar Alhegelan USA Solo 8:41 AM 2. Dean Edwards Britain Solo 8:42 AM 3. Derek Thomas USA Solo 8:42 AM 4. Adolphe Botha South Africa Solo 8:43 AM 5. Leigh Pretty Britain Solo 8:44 AM 2nd Group In this group, except for the tandem jump by Maya Gurung and Tom Noonan (which was done from a height of 22,500ft), the rest were made from the height of 29,500ft. Everest summiter Maya Gurung became the first Nepali woman to Skydive in the Everest region. SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing […]
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First Everest Skydive 2008 – Latest Update on Everest Skydive

Today 10 solo and 2 tandem jumps took place from a height of 29,500ft.. Wendy Smith from New Zealand again made two solo jumps today. With a total of five jumps to her credit, Wendy remains the skydiver with the highest number of jumps in this event. 1st Group (29,500ft.) SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local) 1. Naseer Alneyadi UAE Solo 7:01 AM 2. Wendy Smith New Zealand Solo 7:01 AM 3. Ralph Mitchell(British) & Per Wimmer(Danish) Britain / Denmark Tandem 7:02 AM 2nd Group (29,500ft.) In this group, an American father and son duo, Lou Diesel and Scott Diesel […]
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First Everest Skydive 2008 – Latest Update – Everest Skydive

Today seven divers made solo jumps in two groups. In the first group four divers jumped from a height of 18,000ft. SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local) 1. Dean Edwards Britain Solo 8:18 AM 2. Simon Repton Britain Solo 8:18 AM 3. Leigh Pretty Britain Solo 8:19 AM 4. Derek Thomas USA Solo 8:20 AM In the second group three divers jumped from an altitude of 29,500ft., the highest so far. SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local) 1. Neil Jones Canada Solo 9:48 AM 2. Wendy Smith New Zealand Solo 9:49 AM 3. Holly Budge Britain Solo 9:51 AM
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First Everest Skydive 2008 – And They Have Done It!

The actual jumps of the Everest skydive took place this morning in Shyangboche. 10 solo and 3 tandem jumpers made their actual jumps today. Wendy Smith became the first solo jumper to land at the drop zone at 6:17am (local time). She jumped from a height of 22,000ft. Explore Himalaya’s trek guide Nima Tamang became the first Nepali to make a tandem jump (with Steve Hennessey) from a height of 22,000ft. The jumpers were flown in 4 groups. All the jumps were made from Pilatus Porter aircraft. 1st Group – 22,000ft The first group jumped from a height of 22,000ft. […]
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