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ESD 2010 Update-British racing driver Nick Leventis Jumps from 27,500 feet

More action follows…. Nick Leventis – tandem skydiving from 27,500 feet with tandem master Kevin Hardwick British racing driver Nick Leventis is on board ESD 2010, and today he made a tandem leap from 27,500 feet above Mount Everest at Shyangboche dropzone around 13:00 hrs(local time).Accompanyning him was tandem master Kevin Hardwick. A well known personality in the racing circuit, Leventis’  Strakka Racing Team won the LMP2 class this year at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race.He is the ambassador of Global Angels and the jump was made in support of Global Angels Foundation, an international charity supporting Asia’s most […]
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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 – Updates – 9th October

Latest Update Today only one group could make the skydive due to poor weather conditions. The divers jumped from a height of 29,400ft. SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local) 1. Omar Alhegelan USA Solo 7:45 AM 2. Herman S.Duscher Sweden Solo 7:46 AM 3. Derek Thomas USA Solo 7:47 AM 4. Thomas Laurie Hinds Britain Solo 7:47 AM
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First Everest Skydive 2008 – Updates – 7th October

Today there were 3 solos and 5 tandem jumps. Jane Dougall, reporter of Five News was among the tandem jumpers. 1st Group (29,500ft.) SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local) 1. Wendy Smith New Zealand Solo 9:15 AM 2. Steve Hennessey (Australian) & Djuan Rivers(American) Australia/USA Tandem 9:16 AM 3. Tom Noonan (American)& Kate Craigwood (British) USA/Britain Tandem 9:16 AM 2nd Group (29,500ft.) SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local) 1. Omar Alhegelan USA Solo 10:19 AM 2. Ralph Mitchell (British) & Jane Dougall (British) Britain Tandem 10:21 AM 3rd Group (29,500ft.) SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local) 1. Wendy Smith New […]
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