Tag Archive for Himalayas

Solo above the Roof of the World

On February 1st Klaus Ohlmann reported the first solo soaring flight above Mount Everest. In an e-mail that was quickly distributed around the world he explains: “In a measurement flight near Lukla I stopped the motor. Nearly no wind below 6000 m, difficult thermals. Between Pumori and the entrance of the Khumbu Glacier smooth lift…

Video “Flight to Mount Everest”

Klaus Ohlmann is back in the Himalayas: On January 28th 2014 he and his copilot Jona Keimer found breezy but perfect conditions to cruise along the highest mountain on Earth. Using wave and ridge lift the Stemme S 10 climbed up to 29,000 feet msl and soared into the heart of the Himalayas. Equipped with…