Helicopter lands on the summit of Everest

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Helicopter lands on the summit of Everest

Postby Steve » Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:43 pm

I read this report of a helicopter landing on the summit of Everest. Anybody know if it's true?

http://www.everestnews.com/stories2005/ ... 232005.htm
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It's true

Postby mr green » Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:23 pm

Yeah. I saw that. EverestNews is really reliable. Its true i believe. Think about the effect that could have for high altitude rescues.
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Postby skier25 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:24 am

I'm glad they didn't land on the summit. I am also glad that human muscle and determination made it to the top before any machine did. I also didn't know helicopters could fly higher than 26,000 feet. I guess you learn something every day!
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Postby Mountainman18 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:32 am

yeah, i heard this about 7 months ago...i lost a bet on it too... :x
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Postby collier » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:51 am

I'm glad they didn't land on the summit.

What makes you think they didn't land on the summit, skier25?

The news story sure seems to say they did.
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Postby Rockymtnhigh69 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:00 am

I had heard that Euro Copter and Sikorski had engineered a special type helicopter that could handle the altitude and thin air and stay aloft.. Might be one of those new choppers...
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Now Every Yahoo will expect rescue

Postby jimlup » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:29 am

I'm sure he couldn't carry passengers but now all those not-quite-ready for Everest climbers will expect rescue.
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Postby dixonallred » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:59 am

It's true. Here is an old defense-areospace article from May 05.

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/cgi-bi ... dele=jdc_1

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