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Skydive Everest 2013

Skydive Everest 2013 Team

Wendy Smigh - Chief CoordinatorWENDY SMITH
Chief Coordinator 2013 Everest Skydive

World and Guinness record skydiver Wendy Smith, New Zealand was one the three daredevils to leap from an aircraft at a record height of 9000m in the skies above Mount Everest, free-falling for one minute at speeds reaching 290kmph. Smith, a freelance cameraman, was part of an international group of amateur and professional skydivers at the Everest Skydive 2008 program. Wendy Smith made her first jump in 1985, in New Zealand. She has a passion and talent for photography and filming. Her technical abilities have allowed her to cover, cameras on helmet, exceptional reportages and international skydiving events.

Wendy has competed at International Skydiving Competition level since 1989 and has been a Freelance Commercial Cameraman during the last 16 years. During these years she has gained multi medals in different disciplines, won Emmy Awards for best remote location cameraman, gained a new women's world record gold medal in speed skydiving, performed Stunts in aerial skydiving never seen before, jumped for aerial fashion Model shoots, filmed and photographed numerous world record skydiving events and commercials. She has co-produced, filmed and participated in extreme skydiving movies at the cutting edge of sport skydiving, published a photographic book, 'Eyes in the Sky’, to compliment 15 years of sport skydiving with French photographer and film-maker Patrick Passe.

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Omar Alhegelen - Skydiver, Jumpmaster, VideographerOMAR ALHEGELEN
Skydiver, Jumpmaster, Videographer

Omar helped pioneer what is now known as "freeflying" and has received every single accolade related to Freestyle Skydiving (view the freeflying video). He was part of an international group of amateur and professional skydivers at the Everest Skydive 2008 programme. He's highly sought after to perform skydiving stunts for TV, Commercials and Film and to help organize loads at international venues like the Singapore Festival, Belize Boogie and Vietnam Boogie.

He's completed more than 14,000 skydives and over 200 BASE jumps and has already served as one of Everest Skydive 2008’s jumpmasters and videographers.

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AAntoine Forestier - Technicla Safety Officer - ParachutingNTOINE FORESTIER
Technical Safety Officer - Parachuting

Antoine brings many years of experience and passion in parachuting operations as a Technical Safety Officer.

1998 to 2010 assistant Chief technical officer center of parachuting of Gap - Tallard France.

2001 Assistant editor of the flights with the FAI granadaWorld Air Ranges - Spain.

2001 Assistant editor of the flights to the championships of France all disciplines

2003 Assistant editor of the flights to the championships of the World all disciplines and Formations Patent d' state d' sporting teacher 1°degré option parachuting complementary Qualifications CAP and tandem, Patent European of First aid

Another track records: 1989 - 1998 professional Hockey player on ice 3 championships of senior France.

Participation in a championship d' Europe and a championship of the World junior

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Ryan Jackson - Doctor, Tandem MasterRYAN JACKSON
Doctor/Tandem Master

Ryan led the medical team for the first Everest Skydive in 2008. He is a BPA qualified Tandem Master who has travelled and skydived around the world.

This will be his third expedition to Everest.

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PETER BALMER
Pater Balmer - Commercial Pilot, Parachuting Drop PilotCommercial Pilot - Parachuting Drop Pilot

Hanggliding since 1985
Skydiving since 1992
International UIAA Mountain Guide since 1994
Pilot ATP Instructor examiner
More then 3000 landings on Glaciers
Nepal experience both climbing and flying

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Tom Noonan - Tandem Instructor, ExaminerTOM NOONAN
Tandem Instructor/Examiner

Tom Noonan has made 3500 skydives and is a USPA Tandem Instructor-Examiner, USPA AFF Instructor, and USPA Instructor Examiner Rating Course (IERC) director. He also holds a FAA Senior Rigger certification and is a USPA Safety & Training Advisor (S&TA).

Tom holds the world record (along with Wendy Smith and Jai Kashan) for the highest parachute landing at 17,192ft. He has been with Everest Skydive since it's inception in 2008 and in charge of the tandem skydiving program of Everest Skydive and the tandem equipment rigging and maintenance.

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Alex Behse - TV ProducerALEX BEHSE
Television Producer

Alexander Behse is a German-born New Zealand-based Television Producer. An active Paragliding pilot, he combines his passion for aviation with his job and has produced projects such as the unique first-time-ever New Zealand Air Games ("Think Olympic Games in the Sky") and been involved in the coverage of the 2008 Gliding GP and the Skydiving World Championships in France 2009. He has produced documentaries for New Zealand television and is currently nominated for a Qantas Television and Film Award.

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Derek Thomas - Jumpmaster, Master RiggerDEREK THOMAS
jumpmaster/master rigger

One of the Worlds leading manufactures of parachuting equipment, International sport skydiving competitor, AFF instuctor, Master Rigger.

Derek has spent his life in the design and developement of exceptional equipment for our sport, he joins our team as Master Rigger and Jump Master.

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Mary Noonan, Client HostessMARY NOONAN
Client Hostess

Mary Noonan from USA is our Client Hostess. Her job is MCO / flight department (pilots) for Jet Blue Airways in Florida, USA. She deals with aviation and people.

Mary joined Everest Skydive in 2009, jumping and trekking with our expedition, she is an accomplished skydiver and sportswoman.

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Kevin Hardwick - Tandem Master, Master RiggerKEVIN HARDWICK
Tandem Master, Master Rigger

* Born Windsor UK. 14/ 08/ 1959
* First jump Thruxton 1977
* Dental qualification 1981
* British Team 4 & 8 Formation skydiving 1983 - 1993 Style & Accuracy 1985 – 1987, Paraski 1985
* BPA Instructor AFF 1991, Tandem 1991, BPA Advanced Rigger 1992
* Moved to (Gap) France Instructing 1991-2010, French Instructor 1995, PAC 1996, Tandem 1996

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Mountain Crew, Nepal
Mountain Crew in Nepal

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Molly Bedingfield, Global Angels Founder & CEOMolly Bedingfield
"Global Angels", Founder & CEO

Molly is the founder and CEO of international children's charity, Global Angels. She is the mother of pop stars Natasha Bedingfield and Daniel Bedingfield, who support her in her charity drives. She joined the Everest Skydive 2008 team and became a part of a new world record when she made the world's highest ever charity tandem sky dive from a height of 29,500ft. Her jump launched the Global Angels Flying Academy, where she says , "everybody who would like to be adventurous can earn their wings by doing sponsored flying or jumping to raise awareness and funds for children's projects ." The funds raised from her jump will be used by "Global angels" for financing projects for street kids and orphans in Nepal and throughout Asia. Global Angels aims to raise $1 million to go to children's projects in Nepal and other Asian countries through a series of skydives over the next few years. With the funds collected from the jump "Global Angels" will be sponsoring new school buildings, mobile health clinics, building orphan homes, providing education and food for orphans and street kids, and clean water in Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Philippines and Myanmar.


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