Helicoptor lands atop Mount Everest

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in
http://everestnews.com/stories2005/everestcopter05272005.htm

Now you don"t have to be a mountain climber to get there.
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Male 6
Photoshop`d
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Male 238
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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Male 124
Yeah, that is pretty amazing. I agree with jtc970 above me.
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Male 337
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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Male 88
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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Male 2
i never new we could get so lazy. . the giant symbol that everest had well is now gone
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Male 96
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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Male 1,465
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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Female 19
Might be good if someone was sick and their last wish was to see the top of Everest or something...
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Male 526
big f*cking deal.
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Female 184
ally, you are ignorant. it is possible NOW.
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Female 46
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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Male 133
Yes I do im portorangepk
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Male 1,523
Hey, Traceur, do you go on UF boards?
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Male 103
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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Male 774
Is it good? Frankly it doesnt matter much.
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Male 49
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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Male 133
yes....yes it is.
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Male 560
....why didnt we think of that before...is that an emu?**
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Male 133
Still its pretty cool that they did that but why?
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Male 10,115
Link: Helicoptor lands atop Mount Everest [Rate Link] - Now you don`t have to be a mountain climber to get there.

Kind of makes it less special.

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