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First paragliding flight from Mount Everest with the approval of the authorities – travel news

Kathmandu/Pretoria – For the first time, a paraglider has taken off from Mount Everest with the permission of the Nepalese authorities. The 55-year-old South African Pierre Carter took off with his paraglider at an altitude of almost 8,000 meters last week and landed after 20 minutes near the settlement of Gorakshep at an altitude of 5,164 meters, said Dawa Steven Sherpa from the tour operator Asian Trekking.

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