Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay made history in 1953 when they achieved the first ascent of Mount Everest.
Are there new challenges in this famous scenery?
What about climbing to the top of all the 8000 m summits of Nepal in one day? You will say, no way!
From a mountaineers perspective you are right.
But there is a way to do that. At least in my opinion, based on the experience of my first expedition from 2013. A high-tech glider will allow us to fly along or even above all the highest mountains of Nepals Himalayas.
But it will not be easy. The wind in these altitudes hits the mountains with often more than 200 km/h,creating huge horizontal and vertical turbulence. It is evident, that in this hostile environment only real experts can survive.
The same glider I used for the first flight above Everest, a Stemme S 10 VT, a real Ferrari of the air, will be once again the best choice. Modern onboard cameras will be used for spectacular shots at altitudes, where no other plane can fly.
We are planning a new expedition to Nepal at the end of 2020.
What are we offering
A first class event with spectacular scenery and fantastic footage never seen before.
SOARING FROM DAULAGHIRI TO KANCHENJUNGA IN THE JETSTREAM ABOVE THE TOP OF THE WORLD
YOU WANT TO BE THE FIRST IN THE HISTORY?
To be the first is a “Hillary effect”
YOU WANT IT? DO IT!!
Fly with us in few days in Nepal over the roof of the world.
8 peaks over 8000m in 8 days in a glider!
We offer a unique chance to fly over the Himalayas in a glider with world class pilot Klaus Ohlmann, holder of numerous aerial world records and the first person to fly over Everest in a glider.
Klaus Ohlmann has mastered the art of riding the waves of high altitude jetstream winds in order to achieve supreme length of journey in a glider.
How is this experience different to 'normal' glider flights in Nepal?
Local microlights and paragliding companies offer short flights up to 4000m in a restricted area near the Annapurna range.
Our experience is in a specially built glider which can fly much higher and has the highly specialized oxygen systems on board to fly over 8000 metres.
There is very little comparison between standard microlight trips and this unique gliding experience which requires world class skills to fly in such a demanding environment.
Deep experience for body and mind
This spectacular flight offers the chance for an experience in the air like no other, soaring over the giant peaks of the Himalayas, with a professional pilot of world class standard.
The jetstream is a strong band of wind which undulates as it flows over the mountains. Much like a surfer rides a wave on the sea, Klaus uses the updrafts of air to gain altitude in the glider and reaching speeds of 400 kilometres per hour.
This technique requires considerable skill and experience, and Klaus is the recognised master; He holds the world record for flying the longest distance and the fastest speed.
The full power of the jetstream begins in November to the end of February when the jetstream is needed for flying at such high altitudes.
Acclimatizing to the flying and gaining experience with being in the plane
Fascinated by the wind
Klaus Ohlmann (68) is a six-time world champion and, with over 60 world records, the most successful glider pilot of all time. After his successful practice as a dentist he runs his own mountain flying school "Quo Vadis" in southern France. (wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Ohlmann).
He has specialized in long range and high altitude flights and is holder of the FAI glider world record for the langest free distance of 3009 kms uninterrupted flight and also is the first person to fly over Mount Everest in a glider. His world record for the fastest ever speed reached in a glider of 307 km/h remains unbroken in a decade.
He has perfected the art of 'wave riding' in a glider, a specific skill in catching updrafts in the jetstream in order to fly long distances. In 1998 he founded Mountain-Wave-Project, a research facility with the aim to make gliding more visible in an exciting contrast between science, adventure, spectacular landscapes and records.
He has also been involved as a pilot in electric airplanes and is an ambassador for renewable energies used in aircraft. In 2014 he was the chief pilot of a German Aerospace scientific mission to the Himalayas, taking high tech cameras to high altitude and obtaining spectacular high-resolution 3D images of Mount Everest.
Klaus is also an author, filmmaker and an inspiring professional speaker. His exciting lectures are presented in German, English, French or Spanish. He lives with his wife and two children in his home in the French Southern Alps.
go to Klaus Ohlmann to read more about this extraordinary man.