Everest Skydive Creates History

Everest Skydive Creates History

Posted Oct 11th, 2008 under Skydive, Special Events,

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 Hennessey (Australian) & Peter Baker (British) Australia / Britain Tandem 6:44 AM

2nd Group

Except for Martin Preston who jumped from a height of 19,000ft., the rest of the jumps were made from 29,500ft.

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Martin Preston Britain Solo 7:37 AM
2. Omar Alhegelan USA Solo 7:54 AM
3. Ryan Jackson Britain Solo 7:55 AM
4. Ralph Mitchell (British) & Molly Beddingfield (British) Britain Tandem 7:57 AM

3rd Group – 29,500ft.

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Wendy Smith New Zealand Solo 8:45 AM
2. Steve Hennessey (Australian) & William Thomason (Kiwi) Australia / New Zealand Tandem 8:48 AM
3. Namira Salim (Pakistani) & Tom Noonan (American) Pakistan / USA Tandem 8:50 AM

4th Group – 29,500ft.

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Omar Alhegelan USA Solo 10:25 AM
2. Fareed Lafta Iraq Solo 10:26 AM
3. Martin Preston Britain Solo 10:27 AM
4. Christophe De Pauw Belgium Solo 10:27 AM
5. Derek Thomas USA Solo 10:28 AM
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