Conventional wisdom says that technology has tamed the elements and removed risk from almost every human activity. In early 2007 Parajet turned conventional wisdom on its head. The aim, to pit two pilots against the forces of nature with a mission to be the first to fly to a height above the summit of the world’s highest mountain using paramotors and reaching what explorers call the ‘ceiling of the impossible’.
On the 14 May 2007 Gilo Cardozo and TV survivalist Bear Grylls took off from the foothills of the high Himalaya, some 20 miles south of Everest in eastern Nepal. Once airborne, the intrepid pair flew north, over glaciers, towards Mount Everest. Once south of the infamous Nuptse Wall, a sheer ice and rock face that soars eight thousand feet high, the pilots began to circle and ascend towards their target altitude, achieving a world-record of 29,494ft.
Based on Parajet’s legendary paramotor used for the Mission Everest Expedition - the Cyclone 294cc Everest is your chance to own a piece of paramotoring history
|Engine type:||294cc Rotary|
|Prop type:||5 Blade Scimitar|
|Prop material:||Carbon Composite|
|Static thrust:||154kg (340lbs)|
|Fuel Capacity:||18 litres|