Everest Skydivers make their 1st Jump

Everest Skydivers make their 1st Jump

Posted Oct 4th, 2008 under Skydive, Special Events,

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.

SN Name Country Jump(Solo/Tandem) Landing Time(local)
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.

SN Name Country Jump(Solo/Tandem) Landing Time(local)
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.

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
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.

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
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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Comments

  1. Well done all! I’ve been following your progress and am so glad it’s happened! I bet it was beautiful up there!

    - Sarah Neale
  2. Hey there 2 all u High-flyers! Congratulations on ur adrenaline altitude adventures! Very envious but glad we know people ‘who dun it’. Looking forward 2 hearing all about it from Lucie, Andy, Wendy and Omar on DZ dancefloors sometime in the near future we hope! Safe journeys back 2 sea level. Love Richie & AnnaTuneraider xx

    - Anna Parr

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