Everest Skydive Update – October 6th 2008

Posted Oct 6th, 2008 under Skydive, Special Events,

Today 10 solo and 2 tandem jumps took place from a height of 29,500ft.. Wendy Smith from New Zealand again made two solo jumps today. With a total of five jumps to her credit, Wendy remains the skydiver with the highest number of jumps in this event.

1st Group (29,500ft.)

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Naseer Alneyadi UAE Solo 7:01 AM
2. Wendy Smith New Zealand Solo 7:01 AM
3. Ralph Mitchell(British) & Per Wimmer(Danish) Britain / Denmark Tandem 7:02 AM

2nd Group (29,500ft.)

In this group, an American father and son duo, Lou Diesel and Scott Diesel successful completed their tandem jumps.

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Wendy Smith New Zealand Solo 8:57 AM
2. Tom Noonan(British) & Scott Diesel(American) Britain / USA Tandem 8:58 AM
3. Steve Hennessey(Australian) & Lou Diesel (American) Australia/USA Tandem 8:59 AM

3rd Group (29,500ft.)

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Derek Thomas Britain Solo 10:39 AM
2. Chris Parsons Britain Solo 10:40 AM
3. Simon Repton Britain Solo 10:41 AM
4. Carrie Holmes USA Solo 10:41 AM

Skydive Updates

Posted Oct 5th, 2008 under Skydive, Special Events,

Today (5th October 2008) seven divers made solo jumps in two groups.
In the first group four divers jumped from a height of 18,000ft.

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Dean Edwards Britain Solo 8:18 AM
2. Simon Repton Britain Solo 8:18 AM
3. Leigh Pretty Britain Solo 8:19 AM
4. Derek Thomas USA Solo 8:20 AM

In the second group three divers jumped from an altitude of 29,500ft., the highest so far.

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Neil Jones Canada Solo 9:48 AM
2. Wendy Smith New Zealand Solo 9:49 AM
3. Holly Budge Britain Solo 9:51 AM

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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