Events on 10/6/2008

Trekking in the Himalayas. rekking in the Himalayas

After a couple of days in Kathmandu, the team flew to Lukla for acclimatisation and went trekking in the Himalayas. Later followed final instruction on survival training, use of oxygen and helmet. The charity effort within WimmerSpace Everest Sky Dive for this historic adventure raised USD 79.000.

Tandem sky dive above Mount Everest

Per Wimmer, together with Ralph Mitchell, makes world history by becoming the first humans tandem sky dive above the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. On Oct 6, 2008, the Pilatus Porter airplane flew the two up to an altitude of 29.500 feet (approx 9 Km) - just above the highest peak in the world - Mount Everest (29.035 feet or approx 8.8 KM). The outside temperature was minus 50 degress C (incl. the wind chill factor) and the free fall lasted for one minute at an average speed of 200 Km/h with full ox