Everest Skydive – May 2010, Drop Zone Shyangboche

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.


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.

Camera Flier - Wendy Smith Wendy Smith

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

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