Skydivers Attempt Freefall Over Mount Everest
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer. Climbing the highest mountain in the world? Forget that. Now a group of 34 skydivers from 14 nations will attempt a freefall above Mount Everest. It will be the first parachute jump over the peak. They'll need extra-large parachutes because of the thin air. Weather permitting, they'll dive next week from nearly 500 feet above the summit, aiming for a flat zone 17,000 feet below. It's Morning Edition.
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