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Skydive 2009 Video

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Skydive 2009 Pictures

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Highest Drop Zone landing with Everest Skydive 2009

October 29, 2009: Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Everest Skydive 2009 program. On October 28, 2009 a skydiving event was held at Gorak Shep. During the event, world skydiving champion Wendy Smith from New Zealand, Global Angels ambassador and tandem master Tom Noonan and Wing Commander Jai Kishan from the Indian Air Force, made a successful landing at the Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar plateau, lying at an altitude of 17,192 feet (5,242m), right beside Mt. Everest. This is believed to be the highest skydiving stunt performed over highest drop zone in […]
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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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