The Man Who Skied Down Everest

14 enero 2008

In 1970, Japanese alpinist Yuichiro Miura skied down Mt. Everest. He skied 6,600 feet (2000 m) in 2 minutes and 40 seconds and fell 1320 feet down the steep Lhotse face from the Yellow Band just below the South Col. He used a large parachute to slow his descent. Eight died during the expedition's ascent. This feat was documented in 1976, in the film The Man Who Skied Down Everest.

Via: Meridianos. Thanks Elzo! :-)

See also: Flying over Everest