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2005-05-29 00:53:37.290755+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

First helicopter landing on the summit of Everest, apparently with video. Freakin' wow.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-29 15:40:52.75101+00 by: Dan Lyke

Video off of http://www.eurocopter.com/everest/

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-31 20:39:29.916481+00 by: petronius

Oh hell, instead of fabulously rich adventurers risking their life to be escorted up the Hillary Step by bearded Kiwis, we will have tourists waiting in line at the Katmandu Airport for the 2pm Chopper to the Topper, with a free picture.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-31 21:15:12.099301+00 by: Dan Lyke

Grin. But, yeah, now we won't have to listen to yet another tale at a cocktail party about how horribly extreme it was to be carried to the top of Chomolungma by some Sherpa. "Yes, that's very nice, I took the helicopter flight. Now Bob over here was talking about soloing Siula Grande..."

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-31 21:24:06.748665+00 by: Diane Reese

Well, yeah, but first they have to get the helicopter up there with more than one person in it.