Everest Skydive Updates

Everest Skydive Updates

Posted Oct 10th, 2008 under Skydive, Special Events,

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1st Group (29,500ft)

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Omar Alhegelan USA Solo 8:41 AM
2. Dean Edwards Britain Solo 8:42 AM
3. Derek Thomas USA Solo 8:42 AM
4. Adolphe Botha South Africa Solo 8:43 AM
5. Leigh Pretty Britain Solo 8:44 AM

2nd Group

In this group, except for the tandem jump by Maya Gurung and Tom Noonan (which was done from a height of 22,500ft), the rest were made from the height of 29,500ft. Everest summiter Maya Gurung became the first Nepali woman to Skydive in the Everest region.

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Tom Noonan(American) & Maya Gurung(Nepali) USA/ Nepal Tandem 9:44 AM
2. Wendy Smith New Zealand Solo 10:04 AM
3. Ralph Mitchell(British) & Derek Cornelius(British) Britain Tandem 10:05 AM

3rd Group (29,500ft)

SN Name Country Solo/Tandem Landing Time(local)
1. Omar Alhegelan USA Solo 11:24 AM
2. Ralph Mitchell (British) & Howard Shao (American) Britain / USA Tandem 10:04 AM
3. Steve Hennessey (Australian) & Ron Hudson (American) Australia / USA Tandem 10:05 AM

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  1. Meronepalma.com feels a sense of immense pleasure to congratulate all the participants in the first ever Everest Sky Diving happened here.

    Further, we would like to extend special congratulations to Nima Tamang and Maya Gurung for being the First Everest Sky Diver Nepal, and First Female Sky Diver Nepal, respectively.

    Dhruba Adhikari

    - Meronepalma Dot Com

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