EVEREST SKYDIVE - 2013
Everest Skydive 2013 began on October 24, 2013 with the four test jumps by the crew members. Prior to the jumps the crew of Everest Skydive 2013 arrived to the base at Syangboche. Four crew members- Dr. Ryan James Jackson, Mr. Derek Thomas, Ms. Wendy Smith and Mr. Omar Alhegelan landed on the Dropzone of Syangboche Airport 12340ft at 3PM after the successful test jumps. Total of 38 jumps were made by the members on Synagboche, Amadablam and Gorak Shep.
Everest Skydive 2013 was successfully accomplished on 31 October setting several new records. Marc Kopp, a French national set a new record of the first differently abled to successfully dive over Everest. On October 27, he successfully completed a tandem dive with his friend, champion skydiver Mario Gervasi. As soon as the jump was completed, he was taken to hospital by helicopter for his thorough medical examination and declared as fit by the doctors.
James George Sewell, aged 18 from UK set a new record of being the youngest skydiver over Everest. He did the tandem jump on 25th October.
Amadablam Base Camp is no longer the world’s highest drop-zone for Skydiving Adventure. On the last day of the Everest Skydive, Fred Williams and Ryan Jackson successfully landed at Gorakshep Drop-Zone 5545m which is now the highest drop-zone for skydiving in the world. For ESD dives and lift details, please go to http://www.explorehimalaya.com/blog/everest-skydive-2013-lifts-and-dives/