Everest Skydive Expedition Day2: Onwards to Namche

Posted Nov 12th, 2019 under Blog, Skydive,
Everest Skydive Expedition Day2

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By: Kim Bo Larsen

Everest Skydive Expedition Day2, After a quiet night where everyone caught up on some sleep, we met for breakfast at 07:00. After coffee and food we set off on the trail. The morning was a bit cold, but after 15 mins, everyone were warm enough that we took off a layer or two.Everest Skydive Expedition Day2

Like yesterday, we took turns at coming up with new songs, and talking and having fun. I think it made a difference for us all.

The river gave some great photo opportunities during the day, we we were sometimes close down, sometimes far up above the water. As the trek got steeper, group photos was a great way of catching our breath.

In the pace we walk, which is pretty much the same, we all have time to enjoy the view. Today has been dominated by forests and cliffs, and of course the river. We also had some close up encounters with yak and mules carrying up supplies and taking down empty containers and trash.

Although Aliaa thought the trek today wes hard, her smiling face and happy mood was so contagious.

We made it to Namche Barack after roughly 7 hours, and were all excited to be here. Partly because we could rest and catch our breath, partly because of the prospect of the world famous cheesecake at our headquarter “Cafe 8848”.

We all sat down and rested our tired feet. Cheesecake, hot drinks and a great opportunity to talk a little with each other. Hearing our local superstar and guide Bibek tell us about his expedition to summit of Everest last year.

After filling up on surary treats and hot drinks we checked in to our teahouse and sat down to order dinner. While sitting at the table, we went through the plan for the next couple of days.

Tomorrow we carry on to Syangbotche where the jumps will take place. After recce’ing the landing area and a small chat about landing patterns and general safety, we local munks will join us for Puja, which a Buddhist ceremony and offering were we ask the mountain gods permission to jump amongst them, and give us good weather, safe skydives and positive energies. They chant, pray and offer to the gods.

Personally just talking about the jumps we are gonna do, gives me the chills. It is very emotional for me. The last couple of years Nepal has become almost my second home, and to be able to skydive here is a very big dream coming true. And at the same time being able to help other people achieve this dream is a true blessing. Being with this team has shown to be an amazing experience in it self, and reminds us that while skydive it is an amazing experience in it self, what makes us keep doing it, is the people. And I am absolutely convinced that I am surrounded by the best.

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Posted Nov 11th, 2019 under Blog, Skydive,
Everest Skydive Expedition Day1

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By: Kim Bo Larsen

Hey everyone. Kim here.

I’ll be writing a day by day blog of this years Everest Skydive Expedition Day1

Everest Skydive Expedition Day1 This years team consists of Paul-Henry (PH from France), Greg Rau (USA) Anton Gilev (Russia), Nadezda Solovyeva (Russia), Yurok Vion (France) and my self Kim Bo Larsen (Denmark) next week Wendy Smith (New Zealand) and Omar Alhegelan (Saudi Arabia) will join us for the second part. Along with us Bibek Pandey (Nepal), Bhuwan (Nepal), Bipin (Nepal), Samir (Nepal) taking good care of us.

Our clients for this week are two solo-skydivers from Kuwait, Aliaa and Osama, who are part of our team as well, and are both very excited about our expedition. I’ll tell more about their amazing stories within the next couple of days.

Today we set of from Kathmandu to Lukla after the whole team got together yesterday. We had a pleasant flight to Lullu, which for most of skydiving team was a new experience. A beautiful flight with great views of the mountains and valleys.

After sorting some logistics for a few hours in Lukla, we got on the trail. Today’s trek was easy and spirits high. People walked mostly in one group, some were busy singing and telling jokes, others filming and taking photos. I think everyone got a chance to talk to everyone, which is great. A few days from now, we need to perform as a solid team to make the skydives happen.

From Lukla we walked a bit down towards Phakding where we are staying tonight. On the way we got to see views of the Dudh Koshi (milk river) that flows down this valley. It’s white from silt, hence the name. We also saw monkeys playing around in the trees, and donkeys and yak hauling food and gear for Namche and beyond.

The weather today was mostly light rain, so views of he valley were few, but everyone had a great day. Although we are only at 2680 meters, everyone can feel the thinner air when walking up. It was a bit of a surprise for some.

We are now in Phakding resting, drinking tea and talking. Everyone on this team are experienced adventurers, and the stories being told these days are fantastic. For myself I can say, that my lift of things I want to do, and places to see is growing by the hour these days.

We are all very proud and grateful to be part of this team, making a dream come true for our clients and bringing skydiving to such a fantastic and spectacular part of the world.

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Overall a very good tour. Excellent itinerary. Guide, drivers and staffs were very good. Vehicle was in excellent condition.

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