Images from Everest Skydive (May 2010)

Posted May 23rd, 2010 under Company News, Photo Essay, Skydive, Special Events,

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Pilatus Porter

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Tandem Jump- ESD 2010

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(Photos : Explore Himalaya)

Everest Skydive – May 2010, Drop Zone Shyangboche

Posted May 21st, 2010 under Company News, Skydive, Special Events, Trip Report,

Drop Zone : Shyangboche (12,350 feet)

16th May, 2010 – 1 lift

Test jumps for Everest Skydive 2010 were performed at Shyangboche at 9:35 AM (local time). 1 solo and 2 tandem jumps were made from above 20,000 ft.

Wendy Smith (New Zealand) jumped solo from 27,000 ft, while Bibek Pandey (Nepal) made a tandem jump with tandem master Tom Noonan (USA). Likewise Ful Man Tamang (Nepal) too jumped tandem with Dr. Ryan Jackson (UK).

Group 1- ESD 2010<From  left: Pilot 1, Tom, Ful Man, Bibek, Wendy, Ryan, Pilot 2, Pilot 3

Tom Noonan & Bibek Pandey

17th May, 2010 – 2 lifts
The jumps were held at 8:15 AM (local time).
First Lift – James Robert (UK) & Ryan Jackson made test jumps from 18,000 feet. Nik Halik (Australia) made a tandem jump with tandem master Tom Noonan from 29,500 ft. Wendy Smith jumped solo as Camera Flier from 29,500 ft.

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Second  Lift – Jean Claude Mario (France) did a test jump from 18000 ft and Tom Noonan jumped solo from 25,000ft. Dr. Ryan & Dik Bahadur Khirsina (Nepal) made a tandem jump from 25000 ft.

Tandem Jump

18th & 19th May, 2010
Jumps cancelled due to bad weather.

suman pandeyEvent  Organizer : Mr. Suman Pandey talking to media persons

mario-nik-myriamFrom right: Nik , Myriam & Mario

20th May, 2010 – 1 lift
Jean Claude Mario (France) took Myriam Mura (France) on tandem jump, while James Robert (UK), Ryan Jackson (UK) and Wendy Smith (New Zealand) made solo jumps. The jumps were made from 29,500 ft.

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ESD 2010Sharing their experiences with the media – Wendy Smith , Ryan Jackson & others

The jumps were made from  Tara Air’s Pilatus Porter.

Tara Air's Pilatus Porter

Everest Skydive 2010-first Update

Posted May 17th, 2010 under Company News, Skydive,

As per the news  received  from Shyangboche, today’s jumps were held at 8:15 AM (local time).  James Robert (UK) and Ryan Jackson made solo jumps from 18,000 feet, while Nik Halik (Australia) jumped tandem with tandem master Tom Noonan from 29,700 feet.

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Pic: Wendy Smith

Everest Skydive-2010 Test Jumps

Posted May 17th, 2010 under Company News, Skydive, Special Events,

Test jumps for Everest Skydive 2010 were performed on 16th May 2010 at Shyangboche at 9:35 AM (local time).  1 solo and 2 tandem jumps were made from  above 20,000 feet.

Wendy Smith (New Zealand)  jumped solo from 27,000feet, while Bibek Pandey (Nepal) made a tandem jump with tandem master Tom Noonan (USA). Likewise Ful Man Tamang (Nepal) too jumped tandem with Dr.Ryan Jackson (UK).

WEndy Smith - Test Jump, ESD 2010 Wendy Smith – After a solo test jump for ESD 2010- 16th May 2010, Shyangboche (Photo: Navesh Chitrakar)

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Everest Skydive-2010

Posted May 14th, 2010 under Company News, Skydive, Special Events,

The countdown to the adventure that beats all adventure has already begun. Yes Everest Skydive, the most thrilling and exhilarating aerial adventure in the Nepal Himalayas is all set to take place in the Khumbu Himal. Organized by Explore Himalaya, this event has already broken a few world records in the last two years of its operation.

Skydiving at Shyangboche drop zone, Everest region

Flying past some of the world’s tallest peaks, including Mt.Everest, a solo jumper prepares to land at Shyangboche drop zone – ESD 2009

From 16th to 19th May,  Skydivers will be leaping from 29000+ feet above Mt Everest  at the Shyangboche drop zone. The group is already in Khumbu trekking and acclimatizing for the big event.

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