Best of ExplorersWeb 2010 Awards: Himalaya helicopter rescues
Already some days before, a team had sent word from Manaslu that a helicopter had saved seven stranded climbers. On Annapurna, the Fishtail Air/Air Zermatt heroes went even further. But on November 7 one of the pilot rescuers lost his own life, on Ama Dablam, while trying to save yet another mountaineer.
Over Everest Birdman Angelo d'Arrigo: The man who climbed the sky
Man can fly. Italian Angelo d'Arrigo proved it. Eventually, he even showed birds how to do it. Through his life and his deeds, Angelo followed his dreams all the way up to 9000 meters. Angelo was a different bird. He dreamt and acted on his dreams. We never heard him claiming to be the
'Birdman' Angelo d'Arrigo lost in a plane crash
(MountEverest.net) Italian pilot Angelo DâArrigo died today in an accident during an air show in Comiso, Italy, according to Italian media. DâArrigo, who flew in his hang-glider over Everest in 2004, and over Aconcagua on December 31, 2005, was passenger in a small Sky Arrow plane piloted by G
Steve Fossett: Unexpected landing at Bournemouth - Record broken!
Steve Fossett broke the world record for the longest flight yesterday Saturday, 11 February 2006, after a dramatic landing. Steve reported a mayday over Hampshire because he had lost electrical power. He was urgently diverted to Bournemouth, where he added to the drama by bursting two tyres on landing; but he
Matterhorn BASE jump: Alpine descents the fast way
You climb to the summit and then you jump. Simple as that. At least if you are StÃ©phane Luchini, BenoÃ®t Paquet, Bruno Tauziet, or Luc Taillez who found a way to avoid the long lines at rappelling points. Last summer, each climber simply jumped from just below the Matterhornâs