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Date: 05/30/05 03:10 PM

21 Responses to Helicoptor lands atop Mount Everest

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2005 at 3:11 pm
    Link: Helicoptor lands atop Mount Everest - Now you don`t have to be a mountain climber to get there.

    Kind of makes it less special.

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    Traceur Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2005 at 3:17 pm
    Still its pretty cool that they did that but why?
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    MiligrmSmile Male 13-17
    560 posts
    May 30, 2005 at 3:35 pm
    ....why didnt we think of that before...is that an emu?**
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    Traceur Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2005 at 3:42 pm
    yes....yes it is.
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    amigaholic Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2005 at 4:16 pm
    We did think of that before but flying a helicopter up that high is no mean feat!

    The air up that high is so thin that the air pressure on the lower surface of the rotor blades isn`t that much different than the air pressure on the top - therefore the amount of lift the helicopter gains is minimal.

    The Eurocopter that peformed the stunt has a fairly new design for the shape and size of her rotorblades, plus newer, more powerful engines.

    Jet aircraft have been doing it for years; now helicopters can do it as well. 8-)

    It`s still an incredible achievement if you were to go climb Everest the old-fashioned way; additional kudos to you if you do it without oxygen tanks (has been done before, but is more impressive). My congratulations to anyone who has done it, and to anyone who does it in future!

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    Bucher Male 18-29
    774 posts
    May 30, 2005 at 4:23 pm
    Is it good? Frankly it doesnt matter much.
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    catchall Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2005 at 4:32 pm
    I wonder if that chopper has enough lift at tha altitude/elevation to function as a rescue chopper and carry a litter down to base camps?
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    Mat Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2005 at 5:57 pm
    Hey, Traceur, do you go on UF boards?
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    Traceur Male 13-17
    134 posts
    May 30, 2005 at 6:11 pm
    Yes I do im portorangepk
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    allycat1 Female 13-17
    46 posts
    May 30, 2005 at 6:15 pm
    wow not bad but is it real? i thought that it was imopsable to land a copter on everst does any one know if that is true?
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    Aneurysm Female 13-17
    184 posts
    May 30, 2005 at 6:49 pm
    ally, you are ignorant. it is possible NOW.
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    SamoDaJerbal Male 13-17
    526 posts
    May 30, 2005 at 7:02 pm
    big f*cking deal.
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    Torari Female 13-17
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    May 30, 2005 at 7:26 pm
    Might be good if someone was sick and their last wish was to see the top of Everest or something...
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    S_J_W Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2005 at 8:38 pm
    Well, it`s good news for anyone who wants to climb the mountain. Now if something goes wrong near the top an emergency team could get there with more ease.
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    Ahhh Crap! Male 18-29
    96 posts
    May 30, 2005 at 9:20 pm
    I`m amazed they not only managed to climb to the summit what with the atmosphere being as thin as it would be that they managed to find purchase on the summit big enough to settle the helicopter on. all credit to them for doing that. The site is quitw nicely done with video (streaming) and pictures. 4/5
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    8crazy8 Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2005 at 9:53 pm
    i never new we could get so lazy. . the giant symbol that everest had well is now gone
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    Rubn_Tizzub Male 30-39
    88 posts
    May 30, 2005 at 11:27 pm
    Speaking of being lazy, my dream now is to ride a Segway to the top of Everest, or watch someone else do it on tv. Sooo lazy.
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    jtc970 Male 13-17
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    May 31, 2005 at 12:26 am
    lazy? its an accomplishment of hard work and ingenuity, its what seperates us from the animals.
    They took nothing away from people that want to climb it. It`s still a great feat to do so.
    Bravo Zulu to the team that accomplished it.
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    Killbot2000 Male 18-29
    124 posts
    May 31, 2005 at 1:59 am
    Yeah, that is pretty amazing. I agree with jtc970 above me.
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    paukau Male 40-49
    238 posts
    May 31, 2005 at 8:55 am
    Climbing Mt Everest, to me, is the greater achievement. So you landed ontop of a mountain. YAWN. Next up is.......Everest Elevator. With hard work and ingenuity some company will install an elevator inside Mt Everest. Muzak anyone?
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    photoshoppd Male 13-17
    6 posts
    May 31, 2005 at 9:11 pm
    Photoshop`d

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