Everest Skydive http://www.everest-skydive.com An elite adventure at the top of the world Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:00:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Everest Skydive 2014- electrifying sky adventure on Everest continues http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-2014-electrifying-sky-adventure-everest-continues/ http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-2014-electrifying-sky-adventure-everest-continues/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:26:11 +0000 http://www.everest-skydive.com/?p=8421 Everest Skydive, elite adventure on the top of the world and also the highest skydive on Earth continues to extend its glorious history. Since 2008 Everest Skydive has grabbed attention of many adventure seekers in Khumbu and provoked them to jump form the staggering height. Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure, a sister organization of Everest Skydive has yet again played vital role in perfect execution of this annual mega event. The seventh edition of Everest Skydive,  was held on 7th and 8th of November 2014. Six skydivers including the crew members landed at Syangboche drop-zone, after the jump of  the lifetime during Everest […]

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The crew and the organizer of Everest Skydive 2014

The crew and the organizer of Everest Skydive 2014

Everest Skydive, elite adventure on the top of the world and also the highest skydive on Earth continues to extend its glorious history. Since 2008 Everest Skydive has grabbed attention of many adventure seekers in Khumbu and provoked them to jump form the staggering height. Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure, a sister organization of Everest Skydive has yet again played vital role in perfect execution of this annual mega event. The seventh edition of Everest Skydive,  was held on 7th and 8th of November 2014. Six skydivers including the crew members landed at Syangboche drop-zone, after the jump of  the lifetime during Everest Skydive 2014.

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Everest Skydive 2014,crew all set to kick off

Fishtail Air Helicopter AS350B, the exclusive partner of ESD 2014 executed all 6 flights loads during the event. Pilot Maurizio Follini once again made the five flight loads and Captain Deepak Rana, an experience Nepali Pilot carried out a flight load during the event. Tom Noonan, the chief tandem instructor of Everest Skydive since 2008 played his usual role and Joe Johnson, the first timer in ESD was the tandem master of the event. Mr. Paul Henry de Baère led the photography and cinematography whereas; Mr. Ted Atkins was an Oxygen Supervisor of the event.

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Everest Skydive and Fishtail Air, the mighties of Nepalese Tourism coordinate to execute the biggest global adventure

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When Everest lies below you, it is an amazing experience

A brief story on EVEREST SKYDIVE 2014.

Nov 7th

Pilot Maurizio Follini took the first flight load with Mr. Ossie Khan. Mr. Khan made the solo jump at 11:57 AM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 12:10 PM.

Follini took the second flight load with Mr. Joe Johnson and Jen Sharp. Both made the solo jumps at 12:10 PM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 12:21 PM.

The last flight load of the day was once again taken by Mr. Follini with Chief Tandem instructor Mr. Tom Noonan and Mr. Sanjeev Gautam. Tom and Sanjeev made the tandem jump at 1:08 PM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 1:30 PM.

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Everest Skydive 2014, a tandem jump

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A solo jump during Everest Skydive 2014

Nov 8th

Mr. Maurizio Follini took the first flight load once again, with Mr. Ossie Khan. Mr. Khan made the solo wing suit jump at 10:07 AM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 10:17 AM.

Maurizio Follini took the second flight load of the day with tandem master Mr. Joe Johnson and Mr. Paul Schaeffer. They executed the tandem jump at 10:57 AM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 11:10 AM.

Pilot Deepak Rana took the last flight load of the event with Mr. Joe Johnson and Jen Sharp. Both made the solo jumps at 11:42 AM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 11:55 AM.

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When Everest lies below you, it is an amazing experience

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Mr. Ossie Khan jumping with a wing suit during Everest Skydive 2014

Content credits: Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure

 

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Everest Skydive 2013 http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-2013/ http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-2013/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:41:58 +0000 http://www.everest-skydive.com/?p=8366   Fishtail Air taking the flight loads for Everest Skydive 2013 The grandness of Everest Skydive, the most elite adventure on the top of the world is heightening every year. Everest Skydive 2013 was successfully accomplished on the last week of October setting several new records. Marc Kopp, a French national set the record, being the first disable person to successfully dive from the altitude of 22000ft during the Everest Skydive 2013. Amadablam Base Camp is no longer the  the world’s highest drop-zone for Skydiving Adventure. On the last day of Everest Skydive, Fred Williams and Ryan Jackson successfully landed […]

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Fishtail Air taking the flight loads for Everest Skydive 2013

The grandness of Everest Skydive, the most elite adventure on the top of the world is heightening every year. Everest Skydive 2013 was successfully accomplished on the last week of October setting several new records. Marc Kopp, a French national set the record, being the first disable person to successfully dive from the altitude of 22000ft during the Everest Skydive 2013. Amadablam Base Camp is no longer the  the world’s highest drop-zone for Skydiving Adventure. On the last day of Everest Skydive, Fred Williams and Ryan Jackson successfully landed at Gorakshep Drop-Zone 5545m which is now the highest drop-zone for skydiving in the world. Ryan and Fred, crew of Everest Skydive broke the record set by the crew itself  during Everest Skydive 2012.The summarized details of day-to-day activities  during Everest Skydive 2013 is given as below.

Date  Load   No.        Name    Time   Drop Zone   Altitude   Airlines
24-Oct   1 Wendy Smith 2:00-3:02 Syangboche
Omar Alhegelan Syangboche
Ryan Jackson Syangboche
Derek Thomas Syangboche
25-Oct 1 James Sewell
tandem with Ryan
8:56-9:15 Syangboche   23000ft   Fishtail
Omar Alhegelan
Wendy Smith
25-Oct 2 Libor Fryzek 9:23-9:45 Syangboche   23000ft   Fishtail
Robert Compton
Derek Thomas
25-Oct 3 David Philips 10:55-11:10 Syangboche   20000ft   Simrik
Carol Peri
Omar Alhegelan
25-Oct 4 Libor Fryzek 11:00-11:34 Syangboche   Simrik
Ryan Jackson
25-Oct 5 David Philips 12:43-1:00 Syangboche   Simrik
Wendy Smith
25-Oct 6 Robert Compton 1:07-1:26 Syangboche   Simrik
Omar Alhegelan
26-Oct 1 Carol Peri 8:30-8:45 Syangboche   Fishtail
Kyle Thomas
Omar Alhegelan
26-Oct 2 Mark Allen 9:43-9:55 Syangboche   Fishtail
Ryan Jackson
26-Oct 3 Alexander Zadirov 9:59 Syangboche   Fishtail
Petr Zadirov
Wendy Smith   Fishtail
26-Oct 4 Mark Allen 11:15 Syangboche   Fishtail
Omar Alhegelan
27-Oct 1 Alexander Zadirov 8:28 Syangboche   Fishtail
Petr Zadirov
Wendy Smith
Omar Alhegelan
27-Oct 2 Marc Kopp tandem
with Mario Gervasi
Syangboche   Fishtail
Ryan Jackson
28-Oct 1 Robert Compton 8:15-8:30 Syangboche   Fishtail
Libor Fryzek
Wendy Smith
Omar Alhegelan
28-Oct 2 Fred Williams Syangboche   Fishtail
Morten Pedersen
Ryan Jackson
29-Oct 1 Alexander Zadirov 8:40-8:55 Syangboche   Fishtail
Petr Zadirov
Wendy Smith
Omar Alhegelan
29-Oct 2 Fred Williams 9:00-9:20 Syangboche   Fishtail
Morten Pedersen
Ryan Jackson
29-Oct 3 Carol Peri 9:58-10:25 Syangboche   Fishtail
David Philips
Mark Allen
Omar Alhegelan
29-Oct 4 Fred Williams 11:40 Syangboche   Fishtail
Morten Pedersen
Ryan Jackson
29-Oct 5 Kyle Thomas 12:52 Syangboche   Fishtail
Derek Thomas
Wendy Smith
Omar Alhegelan
30-Oct 1 Ian Edward Atkins
tandem with Ryan
8:35 Syangboche   Fishtail
Tom Noonan
John Leblanc
30-Oct 1 Fred Williams Amadablam   Fishtail
Ryan Jackson
30-Oct 2 Morten Pedersen Amadablam   Fishtail
Tom Noonan
30-Oct 3 Wendy Smith Amadablam   Fishtail
Omar Alhegelan Amadablam   Fishtail
31-Oct 1 Fred Williams Gorakshep   Fishtail
Ryan Jackson

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Skydiver scaling the distance before the jump: Sky is closer to earth!

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A tandem jump followed by a solo; Expert Aerial Photographer shoots the most daring moments of Everest skydiver’s life

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Skydivers: Feeling the thrill of elevation and feasting their eyes with the matchless mountainous landscapes

 

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Skydivers trespassing the territory of high flying Aves

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Thrill in gaining sudden height as the parachute opens up and shoots up

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Conversation in the Himalayas or with the Himalayas; Both possible

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Drop-zone at Gorakshep- Highest drop-zone for any Aerial adventure in the world

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Jubilant crew of Everest Skydive 2013

 

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Ted is an Ex-Chief Engineer with the Royal Air Force.
He spent a large part of his career with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service where he was the Staff Officer for Scotland. Ted invented the Topout oxygen system that we use for jumping and has developed the systems we now use. He is a keen mountaineer who has successfully summited 8000ers like Everest, Lhotse, Kangchenjunga and Makalu.
Ted made his first jump with the Everest Skydive with Dr.Ryan in 2011 to affirm the systems we now use.

His role in the Everest Skydive has been vital since 2011.

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Everest Skydive: Experts in the crew http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-experts-in-the-crew-2/ http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-experts-in-the-crew-2/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 07:27:50 +0000 http://www.everest-skydive.com/?p=8344   Sewell family during a conversation with Explore Himalaya at Hotel Malla- James left to an interviewer Eighteen year old James George Sewell from Great Britain becomes the youngest Everest Skydiver during the Everest Skydive 2013. Peter Leonard Sewell and Alexander Peter Sewell accompanied James to Khumbu Region for this extreme adventure. Peter and Alexander expressed their joy for James successful dive. James had a tandem jump with Dr. Ryan Jackson on October 25. James shares his experience with Explore Himalaya after his first ever Skydive. “Initially, I was nervous throughout the whole trip about the dive itself. But, the whole team […]

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Sewell family during a conversation with Explore Himalaya at Hotel Malla- James left to an interviewer

Eighteen year old James George Sewell from Great Britain becomes the youngest Everest Skydiver during the Everest Skydive 2013. Peter Leonard Sewell and Alexander Peter Sewell accompanied James to Khumbu Region for this extreme adventure. Peter and Alexander expressed their joy for James successful dive. James had a tandem jump with Dr. Ryan Jackson on October 25. James shares his experience with Explore Himalaya after his first ever Skydive.

“Initially, I was nervous throughout the whole trip about the dive itself. But, the whole team was really very supportive and Ryan handled the dive so well that I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

“I was very well briefed, at least four times before the jump and the jump was ..brilliant….just amazing. I had a fantastic time. The experience was great.”

“The entire team of Everest Skydive is very experienced and wonderful. The team is very confident and they tried really very well to make the dive even more exciting.”

“We would recommend the program to everyone and we ended this holiday in a very happy note.”

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Everest Skydive: An ultimate Adventure http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-an-ultimate-adventure-2/ http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-an-ultimate-adventure-2/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 07:24:49 +0000 http://www.everest-skydive.com/?p=8339   Libor Fryzek, in Hotell Malla after the Everest Skydive Everest Skydive is getting bigger every year. Expert Skydivers in the crew, trekking adventure to the diving site, feast to the eyes during the aerial view of the mountain landscapes, efficient organizer Explore Himalaya and the level of adventure involved in the dive itself in the shadow of Everest makes this event an Ultimate Adventure. Libor Fryzek from Czech Republic said few lines on Everest Skydive after his successful completion of solo dive from the height of 23000ft during the Everest Skydive 2013. “The crew was great and the view […]

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Libor Fryzek, in Hotell Malla after the Everest Skydive

Everest Skydive is getting bigger every year. Expert Skydivers in the crew, trekking adventure to the diving site, feast to the eyes during the aerial view of the mountain landscapes, efficient organizer Explore Himalaya and the level of adventure involved in the dive itself in the shadow of Everest makes this event an Ultimate Adventure.

Libor Fryzek from Czech Republic said few lines on Everest Skydive after his successful completion of solo dive from the height of 23000ft during the Everest Skydive 2013.

“The crew was great and the view of mountain landscape during the flight was incredible. I had a great flight during the Everest Skydive. The experience was wonderful and I liked it very much. The whole thing was fantastic.”

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Everest Skydive: Pinnacle of Skydiving http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-pinnacle-of-skydiving-2/ http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-pinnacle-of-skydiving-2/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 07:20:14 +0000 http://www.everest-skydive.com/?p=8335   Three solo skydivers were interviewed in Hotel Malla after their dives during Everest Skydive 2013. Weather, because of the Cyclone Phailin in India, the entire sub-continent was affected and hence the Everest Skydive. Because of the unfavorable weather conditions some turned to be lucky being able to jump beyond 20000m and few were unfortunate. Marc Kopp, set a record of being first disable person to skydive during this year’s Everest Skydive. Here, we have an interview of David Philips, Alexander Zadirov and Patr Zadirov on their skydive experience. David Philips, Alexander Zadirov and Patr Zadirov during an interview   EH: How […]

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Three solo skydivers were interviewed in Hotel Malla after their dives during Everest Skydive 2013. Weather, because of the Cyclone Phailin in India, the entire sub-continent was affected and hence the Everest Skydive. Because of the unfavorable weather conditions some turned to be lucky being able to jump beyond 20000m and few were unfortunate. Marc Kopp, set a record of being first disable person to skydive during this year’s Everest Skydive. Here, we have an interview of David Philips, Alexander Zadirov and Patr Zadirov on their skydive experience.

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David Philips, Alexander Zadirov and Patr Zadirov during an interview 

 EH: How was your trip to Nepal, do you like Nepal?

David: What I have seen so far, Nepal is amazing, totally amazing.

 Zadirovs: We like Nepal very much. It was a great experience, people were nice and we had an amazing holiday. We enjoyed a lot.

EH: The Everest Skydive begins with the trek to Syangboche, how was your trek?

David: The trekking was amazing too.

Zadirovs: There were two main parts of our trip, trekking & skydive itself. The trek part was perfect. It was interesting, nice people guided us through. Lot of beautiful places and everything was just great. It is our first time in Nepal. We have been too many countries before. The capitals of many countries are very specific. The countrysides here resembled to the countrysides of our country. The trek was fantastic.

EH: How was your skydive?

Zadirovs: The team of Everest Skydive; divers and crew in the drop zone were professionals which we would rate very highly. The great team, great people and perfect atmosphere; everything was great. Except for a thing which is beyond the control of Explore Himalaya and the crew, was altitude. We planned two jumps from a lower heights and one jump at a same time from 20000m+ altitude. But, perhaps the bad weather restricted the pilot of our helicopter to fly beyond 10000m. So, we had jumps from the heights not exceeding 10000m. Some guys did 23,000m. We must say, we were unfortunate. Everything else was perfect.

David:  I got to dive from the altitude of 22000m and it was truly amazing. People there were some of the best I have ever met. They were professionals, and they helped you for everything you needed. They were right there for you. I did my 1000, 1001, & 1002 jumps here in the Everest.

EH: How would you recommend the Event back home to the interested skydivers?

David: I would just tell them, this would be one of the most amazing experiences that they would ever have in their life. This is the pinnacle of skydiving for me. This is top; the only other place from here is the space

Zadirovs: We already have people who are interested in this trip back in Russia. Besides, what we highlight is the positive aspect, the team and the trek. Only thing required is, attention shall be granted. Besides, this it was a great experience. We would recommend anyone saying that they would have a great great time. But, we are not in the position to guarantee the elevation of dive. We loved the trek part, enjoyed time with the guides and views were outstanding and the crew of Everest Skydive was wonderful.

EH: How were the hotels you stayed in?

David: Great, everything went smooth and service in the hotels was fantastic.

Zadirovs: Hotel in the city was great. We were shocked with the services in the hotels beyond 3000m. The facilities of hot water, amazing service, mobile networks; anything we needed was available. We admire the system of Nepalese Tourism working so hard to facilitate the trekkers so well in such tough conditions.

EH: How do you rate the service of Explore Himalaya?

David: To me, I would rate 10 on 10. Everything has been amazing.

Zadirovs: We would rate it very highly everything was organized without hiccups and all we have to do is, just followed the instructions.

EH: Do you have any recommendations, so that Explore Himalaya can exercise to make this Event better in the coming years?

David: Nothing specific but if there is a space to work on elevation factor that could be great.

Zadirovs: Only one recommendation; elevation. Otherwise the team and everything was perfect. We totally understand weather is beyond control however, this event lasts for two weeks and if there is any space Nepalese Government can slightly consider in Traffic Control Rules particularly for the Event.

EH: Do you think the Event has potentiality to attract more skydivers in the coming years?

David: Yes, absolutely. It has the abundant potentiality to do so.

Zadirovs: Why not? Even, a high official of the Russian government who is also a skydiver is planning to come to Nepal for the Everest Skydive next year. If the Event is promoted well it has a huge potentiality.

EH: Thank you so much for your time.

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Everest Skydive 2013 kicked off 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.

 

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Everest Skydive 2013: Marc Kopp sets a record http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-2013-marc-kopp-sets-a-record-2/ http://www.everest-skydive.com/everest-skydive-2013-marc-kopp-sets-a-record-2/#comments Sat, 02 Nov 2013 07:08:33 +0000 http://www.everest-skydive.com/?p=8327   Marc Kopp in the hospital in Kathmandu after the skydive After the jump from a whopping height of 22,000 ft overlooking Everest by MS sufferer Marc Kopp, we need to re- define the limits of what a person can do. On October 27, 2013 Marc Kopp, successfully completed a tandem dive with his friend, champion skydiver Mario Gervasi setting a record of first disabled to skydive over Everest. As soon as the jump was completed, he was taken to hospital by helicopter for his thorough medical examination and declared as fit by the doctors. The 55-year-old French, living in […]

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Marc Kopp in the hospital in Kathmandu after the skydive

After the jump from a whopping height of 22,000 ft overlooking Everest by MS sufferer Marc Kopp, we need to re- define the limits of what a person can do. On October 27, 2013 Marc Kopp, successfully completed a tandem dive with his friend, champion skydiver Mario Gervasi setting a record of first disabled to skydive over Everest. As soon as the jump was completed, he was taken to hospital by helicopter for his thorough medical examination and declared as fit by the doctors.

The 55-year-old French, living in Longwy northeast of Paris, has suffered the degenerative disease of the nervous system for more than a decade. Inspite of all the inherent risks involved in the event and the painstaking preparation, he made his dream come true. His miraculous feat has been in the media limelight including national dailies and international media since his record breaking jump. He thanked the event crew and Explore Himalaya, the event host of the elite adventure for their support and encouragement.

“I hope my action will inspire others living with this illness. I hope many more will follow in my footsteps,” said the contended diver. Kopp, who is accompanied by Mario Gervasi and Eric de Aranjo, is anticipated to be welcomed by a huge crowd of his supporters back home. Please visit the following link to see Marc Kopp’s skydiving vedio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXAzmse1-vI&feature=youtu.be

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A tandem jump from the altitude of 22,000 ft: Marc Kopp with Mario Gervasi

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The crew and the Clients of Everest Skydive 2012.

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Around Base Camp.

Everest Skydive 2012 was organized and concluded at Syangboche Amdablam in the Everest region. There were total of 25 loads performed by AS350 B3 Helicopter. The five loads were jumped over Amadablam Base Camp 15000ft and the rest 20 were jumped over Syangboche Airport 12400ft. The details of the jumps made during the Everest Skydive 2012 are as below:

Day 1, October 31, 2012.

Wendy Smith, Ryan Jackson, Tom Noonan and Derek Thomas

Solo jumps over Amadablam Base Camp.

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Wendy Smith.

The crew of Everest Skydive 2012.

The crew of Everest Skydive 2012.

Day 2, November 1, 2012.

First flight

Ryan Jackson and Miloslave Sulda

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Second Flight

Derek Thomas and Fred Seth Williams

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Third Flight

Wendy Smith and Robert Gabris

Solo jumps over Syangboche

Fourth Flight

Ryan Jackson and Travis Ross Wood

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Fifth Flight

Ryan Jackson and John Leblance

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Sixth Flight

Wendy Smith and Pavel Novak

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Seventh Flight

Ryan Jackson and Robert Sachs

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Eighth Flight

Tom Noonan, Zoe Nadiadryden and Wendy Smith

Tandem jump  over Syangboche.

Ninth Flight

Ryan Jackson, Fred Seth Williams and Laura Coe

Tandem jump  over Syangboche.

 

Flying closing to Everest

Flying closing to Everest

Colorful Flight.

Colorful Flight.

Conversation in air.

Conversation in air.

Day 3, November 2, 2012.

First Flight

Robert Gabris, Robert Sachs and Milosalve Sulda

Solo jumps over Amdablam Base Camp.

Second Flight

Fred William and John Leblanc

Solo jumps over Amdablam Base Camp.

Third Flight

Travis Ross Wood, Pavel Novak and John Leblance

Solo jumps over Amdablam Base Camp.

Fourth Flight

Tom Noonan, Fred Seth Williams and Ryan Jackson

Solo Jumps over Amdablam Base Camp.

Fifth Flight

Derek Thomas, Travis Ross Wood and Pavel Novak

Tandem jumps over Syangboche.

Sixth Flight

Tom Noonan, Zoe Nadia Dryden and Wendy Smith

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Seventh Flight

Ryan Jackson, John Leblance and Fred Seth Williams

Tandem jumps over Syangboche.

Eighth Jump

Tom Noonan, Laura Coe and Derek Thomas

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Ninth Jump

Robert Gabris, Robert Sachs and Miloslave Sulda

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

 

Maurizio- Piloting in Everest region.

Maurizio- Piloting in Everest region.

Getting down to Drop Zone.

Getting down to Drop Zone.

awesome view.

Awesome view.

Day 4, November 3, 2012.

First Flight

Ryan Jackson and Farhaj Sarwar

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Second Flight

Tom Noonan, Ted and Derek Thomas

Tandem jump over Syangboche.

Third Flight

Farjah Sarwar, Ryan Jackson and Wendy Smith

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Fourth Flight

Fred Seth Williams and Travis Ross

Solo jump over Syangboche.

Fifth Flight

Farjah Sarwar and John Leblance

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Sixth Flight

Wendy Smith, Tom Noonan, Derek Thomas and Ryan Jcakson

Solo jumps over Syangboche.

Sky is the limit.

Sky is the limit.

Exceptional Weather in the Himalayas.

Exceptional Weather in the Himalayas.

B3 helicopter in action.

B3 helicopter in action.

The Everest Skydive 2012 started with the solo jumps by the crew members Wendy, Tom, Derek and Ryan over Amdablam Base Camp and it concluded with the solo jumps by same crew members over Syangboche Airport.

An Italian Pilot Maurizio Follini flew all the way to Nepal to take the piloting responsibilities for this Mega Event. He was well supported by the operation Manager and the Fishtail Air Captain Aashish Sherchan.

The land of ice.

The land of ice.

Fishtail Air, wonderful support.

Fishtail Air, wonderful support.

Amongst Everest.

Amongst Everest.

If you are planning to be the part of Everest Skydive 2013 please visit explorehimalaya.com

 

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Interview with Wendy Smith on Everest Skydive 2012. http://www.everest-skydive.com/interview-with-wendy-smith-on-everest-skydive-2012/ http://www.everest-skydive.com/interview-with-wendy-smith-on-everest-skydive-2012/#comments Fri, 09 Nov 2012 06:44:55 +0000 http://www.explorehimalaya.com/blog/?p=5390 Wendy Smith a well-known figure in the adventurous world especially, in the skydiving arena has recently completed her Everest Skydive 2012. Wendy with more than 19,800 skydives throughout the world has been doing the skydiving for 25 years. Wendy is a successful Chief coordinator of Everest Skydive since 2008. Apart, from the skydiving she is an experienced Aerial Photographer. Here is an interview with a Kiwi sky angel, Wendy regarding her experience during the Everest Skydive 2012. EH: It’s our pleasure to have you here after the Everest Skydive 2012. Wendy, how was your Everest Skydive this year? Wendy: This […]

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Wendy and her crew during the Everest Skydive 2012.

Wendy Smith a well-known figure in the adventurous world especially, in the skydiving arena has recently completed her Everest Skydive 2012. Wendy with more than 19,800 skydives throughout the world has been doing the skydiving for 25 years. Wendy is a successful Chief coordinator of Everest Skydive since 2008. Apart, from the skydiving she is an experienced Aerial Photographer. Here is an interview with a Kiwi sky angel, Wendy regarding her experience during the Everest Skydive 2012.

About to jump from the B3 Fishtail Helicopter.

EH: It’s our pleasure to have you here after the Everest Skydive 2012. Wendy, how was your Everest Skydive this year?

Wendy: This year the Everest Skydive was amazingly different because we used the B3 helicopter for all our jumps for the first time. The helicopter put a whole different feeling in the Everest Skydive especially for two reasons. First, the weather was perfect all day, everyday allowing faster load rotations. Secondly, the advantage of jumping from the helicopter was not on to just one location, we were able to open up a new location at Amadablam Base Camp as well.

Admiring Everest.

EH: You are a highly experience adventurous figure, basically what makes you come to Everest every year to make the Skydive?

Wendy: Because, I am falling in love with Nepal.

Final jump from the B3 Fishtail Helicopter.

EH: Good to hear Wendy, how many solos and tandems were performed this year during the Everest Skydive?

Wendy: This year in the Everest Skydive, we had 2 tandems and 9 solos. We did the total of 64 jumps and 25 loads from the B3 Fishtail helicopter. It was an amazing year as we finished our jump programs in four days with an exceptional weather. This year we pushed back the Everest Skydive to the end of the October which was a very good idea. So, we were able to use very good stable weather which favored all day for jumping, which we never had before.

A tandem jump.

EH: You have performed the Skydiving in the other parts of the world, what is the fundamental difference between Everest Skydive and Skydiving in the other parts of the world?

Wendy: Everest Skydive, the Himalaya is absolutely unique. It is the top of the world and unique to respect or appreciate trekking and acclimatizing to get to the destination where we take off from.  Next we do a HALO jump which means High Altitude Low Opening with oxygen. It enables one of the most superbly visual and technically complicated skydives in the world to happen.

High in the sky, surrounded by high mountains.

EH: How do you feel flying high up in the sky not once, not twice but more than 19800 times?

Wendy: It is always exciting. It doesn’t matter whether you jump with new clients, experienced skydivers or with the crew, it is always exciting. It is such a visual feast to the eyes because the mountains are very closely surrounding you, it is an amazing location to jump.

In the air, inside the B3 Helicopter.

EH: Apart, from skydiving you also work as an Aerial cinematographer, how do you cope with such challenge?

Wendy: Okay, I also work as Aerial cinematographer with the Aerial camera on my camera helmet. Myself and my crew  are responsible to bring those photographs and videos back down to ground as souvenirs to our clients. It is not easy to make photographs and videos high in the sky with the oxygen equipments on, heavy parachutes and thermal suits however; we have very experienced crew members from around the world in the Everest Skydiving team.

Solo jump.

EH: Lots of people around the world keep an eye on the Everest Skydive every year, but some of them are able to make the final jumps on the Event. Wendy, what do you exactly figure out within the participant or client’s attitude just before the Everest Skydive?

Wendy: Well, the fact is trekking and acclimatizing in the Himalayas humbles many people. We have all the knowledge and the technology and we brief the clients in the proper way and give them trust and security. Since the event is extreme we know the clients need confidence and the crew always gives them. We support the clients very well so that this extreme jump becomes easier. We are happy that after the jump our every client goes with the smile on their faces.

Free fall.

EH: Who do you think is the credible side for the hard work and the successful conduction of the Everest Skydive since 2008?

Wendy: With Explore Himalaya to manage one of the elite adventures of the world has been very much successful. Every year we are learning and Explore Himalaya has been a very integral part of the Everest Skydive. Everybody, here in the Explore Himalaya are very much cooperative and we are more than happy to be the part of Explore every year.

Opening the parachute after the free fall.

EH:Do you have any special plans for the Everest Skydive next year?

Wendy: We are already excited for 2013. We are always learning in the Himalayas. The coordination between our crew and the Explore Himalaya and Fishtail Helicopters has been exceptional. Apart from that Explore Himalaya and Fishtail Helicopters have supported us with the Skydive in every possible way. We are planning to implement what we learned all these years next year in the Everest Skydive to make this extreme event even grander and more successful. Hopefully, next year in 2013 we will be able provide our clients greater time.

Enjoying the view before landing.

Landing at the Drop Zone.

EH: Thanks, Wendy.

Wendy: It’s my pleasure.

Time for Group Photo Session In the Himalayas.

 

 

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