Everest Skydive 2010 (Autumn) Begins!

And the World’s Highest Skydiving adventure Everest Skydive gets underway….

Test jumps for the Autumn edition of Everest Skydive 2010 took place at Shyangboche (12350 feet) dropzone today (13th October 2010).

Solo-Derek

Derek Thomas

Derek Thomas (UK)  jumped  solo  from 25,000 feet while tandem master Kevin Hardwick(UK) made a tandem jump with German camera flier/ television producer Alex Behse from the same height.

Tandem-test jump

Tandem Jump – Alex Behse with tandem master Kevin Hardwick

Both the jumps were made from Tara Air’s Pilatus porter aircraft at around 12 noon(local time).

tandem-landing

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(Photos:Wendy Smith)