Everest Skydive 2011 saw some very experienced skydivers taking the’ World’s Highest Leap’. Phil Smith from USA was one of them. Posted below are his comments on Everest Skydive and his first visit to Nepal. “Hi, my name is Phil Smith and I live in Florida. I came here to skydive in the Mount Everest. I have been skydiving since I was 22…now I am almost 68. Friends of mine advised me that I should do it. I made a solo jump from about 28000 feet. It was absolutely gorgeous. I can’t explain to you in words …it was a [...]
Everest Skydive is fast becoming a ‘mecca’ for skydiving enthusiasts. According to those who have done it, nothing beats the thrill of freefalling from above Mt. Everest amidst the magnificent Himalayan environment. Bill Booth, veteran skydiver(6100 jumps (including 6 at North Pole) under his belt) from Florida and a participant of Everest Skydive 2011, has led skydiving expeditions to some of the world’s remote corners (Table Top mountain in South America, North Pole etc). According to him, “skydiving in the North Pole and Everest Skydive are the two greatest skydiving experiences in the world.” Sharing an uncanny resemblance to American [...]
Everest Skydive, apart from offering to the world one of the best extreme aerial adventures is also working towards improving the quality of life in the high mountains. To this effect Everest Skydive has partnered with international charity organization Global Angels Foundation. Global Angels Foundation, the international charity partner of Everest Skydive recently donated branded computers, printers and projector to Khumjung School located in Khumbu Himal. The school which was founded by Late Sir Edmund Hillary in 1961, was in dire need of these equipments to run its Computer Education programme. Everest Skydive worked together with Global Angels to fund [...]
Septuagenarian Klaus Gachter from San Francisco, USA is one of the oldest Everest Skydive participants. Klaus was part of Everest Skydive 2010 (last year’s Interview) and he came back this year too. According to him last year’s experience was just so fantastic that he decided to give it a go this year too. After his return from Shyangboche, Klaus took time out to meet us and share his views about his Everest Skydive experience: “I did Everest Skydive last year and it was just fantastic and I wanted to do it again. This year’s experience , well in many ways [...]
Jump day- 25th October, 2011, Shayngboche Drop Zone Solo Jumps- Ryan Jackson, Bill Booth(USA) ,Dawie Du Plessis, Derek Thomas, Wendy Smith. Tandem Jump – Jolie Lisa Ferrand (USA) with tandem master Ryan Jackson.