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.
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.
|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|
Except for Martin Preston who jumped from a height of 19,000ft., the rest of the jumps were made from 29,500ft.
|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.
|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.
|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|
We have been very happy with the trek and our stay in Nepal in general.
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