Speedflying from Mount Everest!

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Speedflying from Mount Everest!

Submitted by Stoylen on October 11, 2007 - 5:16pm.

I've started a new web site with the aim of promoting an attempt to speedfly the Everest face. This web site is an invitation to the speedflying community to join us in the planning and documentation of an attempt to speedfly down the greatest mountain in the world. One day one of us will have the courage, the resources and the perfect amount of luck balanced with the great skills he or she needs to do it.

Check out http://www.norwegianextreme.com/mounteverestspeedflying.html for more information. Tips and ideas for making this web site as helpful as possible for those who are thinking about speedflying from Mount Everest, are most welcomed:)

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Not Speedflying but an attempt to Paraglide from Everest Summit

for the full story check out http://squashfalconer.com/



Submitted by Anonymous

I would be very interested in Speed Flying Everest as well. Please send me an E-mail at jared@kiting.com



Submitted by Anonymous


Good to see a few options there now. I'm heading out to Nepal early next year - hoping to get some canopy time in.

See that a new Everest Skydive operation has launched by a company called Captive Adventure.




Submitted by Anonymous


i'm in the prosess of getting my conopy... i have been clibling for most of my life and intend to speed fly everest thespruiker@hotmail.com



Everest 1975
Submitted by kitesurfa on July 5, 2008 - 11:03pm.

Attempt to ski down Everest...
Not quiet speed riding but the guys were using parachute to slow down and control decent speed.




Submitted December 18, 2008 - 1:05am.

Three skydivers made a record-breaking skydive on Sunday (5th Oct 2008) by jumping over the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, in Nepal.




Submitted by kitesurfa on October 23, 2007 - 12:08pm.

Just found this...
Swoopers heading to Everest in 2008 - http://www.highandwild.co.uk - price per person £12,675

In October 2008, be amongst the first to enter the international record books by being part of the most fabulous skydiving adventure in the world.
The jump dates in Nepal cheat the 200mph jet stream that roars across Everest's summit, and the Drop Zone (DZ) is the highest in the world at 12,350ft.

Everest Skydive draws upon the knowledge and skills of an unusual group of skydivers, some of who are also Everest mountaineers. By drawing on detailed knowledge of the geographical area of Mt Everest, the surrounding Sherpa lands, and skills learnt in both disciplines the adventure has been brought to fruition after two years of meticulous planning and preparation.

Update to post:
After reading the pdf info document found on the website
The opening altitudes for their main parachute will be between 16,000ft and 18,000ft AMSL.
The main landing area (DZ) is at 12,350ft AMSL.
These altitudes demand large main parachutes of 300 - 400 sq ft which are around 27m² - 37m²


Flying over Everest DVD
Submitted by kitesurfa on January 8, 2008 - 9:08pm.

Just found this DVD which may be of interest for this project ?

Flying Over Everest - follows the antics and adventures of the late Angelo D’Arrigo and his efforts to fly a hang glider over the summit of Mt Everest. More than simply a documentation of the event itself, the film is a fascinating insight into Angelo’s preparations for the flight and records his time spent testing both himself and his equipment in wind tunnels and hypobaric chambers with the Italian Airforce.




Detailed contour map of the Everest region - made available on-line by Shangri-La Designs

Full-size hard copies can be ordered through http://www.shangrilamaps.com