(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
A South African paraglider has made the first legal flight off
Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said Tuesday, opening doors
for 'climb and fly' adventurers on the world's highest mountain,
citing Euronews .
Pierre Carter, 55, leapt off near the summit at an altitude of
nearly 8,000 metres (26,247 feet) last week, cruising above the
Himalayas as other mountaineers descended on foot.
Carter flew down at a top speed of 80 kilometres (50 miles) per
hour, taking only 20 minutes to land near the small settlement of
Gorakshep at 5,164 metres.
'It was a beautiful flight down. Above the clouds and then
through the clouds and down,' Carter told AFP.
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