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From Florida to Everest – Skydiver Phil Smith Takes the World’s Highest Leap

Everest Skydive 2011 saw some very experienced skydivers taking the’ World’s Highest Leap’. Phil Smith from USA was one of them. Posted below are his comments on Everest Skydive  and his first visit to Nepal. “Hi, my name is Phil Smith and I live in Florida. I came here to skydive in the Mount Everest. I have been skydiving since I was 22…now I am almost 68. Friends of mine advised me that I should do it. I made a solo jump from about 28000 feet. It was absolutely gorgeous. I can’t explain to you in words …it was a […]
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Veteran skydivers share their Everest Skydive experience

On 20th October 2010, Explore Himalaya met up with veteran skydivers Roger Hoe from England and Peter Rotelle from Germany who had just arrived from Lukla after skydiving solo from 28,000 feet at Shyangboche drop zone. Roger Hoe, who turns 65 in a month’s time, holds the distinction for being the oldest skydiver to jump solo from 28,000 feet. When asked  how did their adventure go, and both of them unanimously said that it was an experience of a lifetime- beautiful and unforgettable. “My name is Roger Hoe. I come from Devon in England and I have been skydiving now […]
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