Everest Skydive 2013 begins on October 24, 2013 with the four test jumps by the crew members. Prior to the jumps the crew of Everest Skydive 2013 arrived to their base at Syangboche. Four crew members- Dr. Ryan James Jackson, Mr. Derek Thomas, Ms. Wendy Smith and Mr. Omar Alhegelan landed on the Dropzone of Syangboche Airport 12400ft at 3PM after the successful test jumps.
Clients reached to Namche on the same day. Mr. Krishna Aryal, Coordinator for Special Adventure of Explore Himalaya has also joined the group of Skydivers.
Mr. Aryal said, “the weather is ideal and the skydivers are eager to make the jumps.” He informed us that before 9:30am on October 25 2013, three jumps were made. James George Sewell made the tandem jump from 23,000ft with Dr. Ryan Jackson. Solo jumps by Robert Andrew Crompton and Libor Fryzek from the same height were made after Sewell’s Jump. First three jumpers on the first day of Everest Skydive 2013, landed at the drop-zone in Syangboche Airport.