After three days of bad weather, the sky at Shyangboche finally cleared up today. Since early morning there was hectic activity at the drop zone as ESD crew and group members prepared for the jumps.
Between 8 to 9 AM (local time) the PC-6 aircraft took off.
Tandem- Christopher rainier & Tom Noonan
The first lift had Christopher Rainier from Canada making a tandem jump with Tom Noonan, while Wendy Smith and Ryan Jackson jumped solo from a height of 29,500 feet.
Nick Leventis & Tom Noonan- Freefalling from 30,000 feet
The second lift saw British racing pro Nick Leventismaking a record breaking tandem leap with tandem masterTom Noonan from a height of 30,000 feet: a new Everest Skydive & WORLD record.No skydiver had ever attempted a jump from this height at this altitude.
Wendy( with her camera), jumped solo and captured Nick & Tom’s free fall.