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Mt Everest summit tourist trips to shortly follow...

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Re: Mt Everest summit tourist trips to shortly follow...

Wow, that's awesome. Need some serious thrust to be able to do that.

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Re: Mt Everest summit tourist trips to shortly follow...

Wow is right - the pilot would have to be hooked up to Oxygen for that
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Re: Mt Everest summit tourist trips to shortly follow...

For those wondering what it looks like...
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Re: Mt Everest summit tourist trips to shortly follow...

http://www.robertsaircraft.com/raco/as350b3.htm

Stats on it.

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Re: Mt Everest summit tourist trips to shortly follow...

I'm surprised it has enough horsepower at that height to keep itself in the air.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: Mt Everest summit tourist trips to shortly follow...

They may have totally modded that particular helicopter to handle the altitude. It looks like it's a standard model?

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Re: Mt Everest summit tourist trips to shortly follow...

The technology is great and all, but for some reason it makes me sad. It's just one more thing taken away from the true pioneers and given to the undeserving masses. Achieving that summit will never be the same.

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