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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:30 AM
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Man Flies Microlight Over Everest
I've been to a party where this guy landed on a powered parachute.....bonkers!

"A Briton was celebrating on Monday after completing the first flight over Mount Everest in a microlight craft.
Richard Meredith-Hardy, 46, of Baldock, Hertfordshire, said he circled the 29,000 ft peak and waved at climbers upon completing the feat at 0115 GMT.

He said he had climbed 17,000ft in an hour and a quarter in the microlight while towing a hang-glider at the same time.

Italian Angelo D'Arrigo had been flying the hang-glider."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/374...
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:33 AM
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1. See. There is someone nuttier than the people who pay to
climb Everest.
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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:36 AM
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2. Any other witnesses?
Once those climbers he waved to speak up, then I'll buy it.
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:47 AM
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3. I wonder how
he handled the problem of oxygen starvation to the engine?

For that matter, how did he handle oxygen for himself?
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:35 PM
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4. He had to have a supply of oxygen - I just wonder how much?
Must be nice to have the kind of money and time this venture would take.

Ho hum!

His wife, Nicky, and their three children Alex, 13, Isabel, 12 and Hugo, 10, had been not been very enthusiastic about the attempt because they were worried.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:38 PM
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5. What a nasty thing to do...
Can you imagine climbing Mount Everest, and some guy in a little skyscooter buzzes around you and waves? He's lucky the climbers didn't have guns.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:40 PM
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6. Maybe Someone Called For A Pizza?
I'm sure someone is going to make an Ad campaign out of this.
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Mr.Green93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:45 PM
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7. and the engine spewing pollutants into the thin air
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