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.
|1.||Wendy Smith||New Zealand||Solo||6:17 AM|
|2.||Lucie Fenton (Britain) & Tom Noonan (USA)||Britain / USA||Tandem||6:18 AM|
2nd Group – 22,000ft
The second group jumped from a height of 22,000ft.
|1.||Omar Alhegelan||USA||Solo||6:57 AM|
|2.||Steve Hennessey (Australia) & Nima Tamang (Nepal)||Australia / Nepal||Tandem||6:58 AM|
|3.||Cheri Alhegelan (USA) & Ralph Mitchell (Britain)||USA / Britain||Tandem||6:59 AM|
3rd Group – 18,500ft
The third group jumped from a height of 18,500ft.
|1.||Neil Jones||Canada||Solo||7:45 AM|
|2.||Chris Parsons||Britain||Solo||7:47 AM|
|3.||Derek Thomas||USA||Solo||7:48 AM|
|4.||Holly Budge||British||Solo||7:49 AM|
4th Group – 18,000ft
The fourth group jumped from a height of 18,000ft.
|1.||Ryan Jackson||Britain||Solo||8:57 AM|
|2.||Adolphe Botha||South Africa||Solo||8:57 AM|
|3.||Thomas Laurie Hinds||Britain||Solo||8:59 AM|
|4.||Carrie Holmes||USA||Solo||8:59 AM|
A toast to the team and their spirit of adventure!
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