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Old 18th May 2017, 05:59   #4321 (permalink)
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Hey there ecureilx.....yer Mate that's surely a Pajero pajero translation English | Spanish dictionary | Reverso at Base Camp of Everest, but on the Chinese side which has a road all the way to this camp. Only way on the Nepali side is walk or Helicopter
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Trust the Chinese to smack a road through to the roof of the world!
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Hey KJ...yep, exactly
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Old 20th May 2017, 03:21   #4326 (permalink)
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Old 20th May 2017, 04:29   #4327 (permalink)
 
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Hello VF. I have noticed, both in your photos and the TV series, that none of the helicopters are fitted with snowshoes, sometimes called bear paws. Is there a operational reason for that?
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G'day OF......it's about the money, yar, yar I know one dinged Tail is gonna cost a heck of a lot more than a pair of Bear Paws 4 machines of the entire countries fleet have them
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Old 21st May 2017, 02:15   #4329 (permalink)
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Great pictures, please keep them coming ;-)

Btw: Did you ever make a landing on top of one of those high mountains? And do you have pictures of such a situation?

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Hoy Thracian......Yep sure did, quiet a few for Rescues gimme a few days, I'll dig up a few
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Greetings from 482' MSL, V.F.! (Southwest Ohio, USA.) Sagarmatha claimed a number of victims this past weekend - she is jealous of her summit and guards it accordingly. I was curious as to whether you might have been involved in any rescue efforts and have kept fingers crossed that you remain safe while flying your "frantic palm tree". Om and Ghitissara Sutta!



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G'day cavuman1....contract prohibits me from publicly giving current details from the Blues Brothers lets just say 'I'm on a mission from God'
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Old 23rd May 2017, 02:22   #4335 (permalink)
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Damn hard landing............how hard? VERY hard
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Old 23rd May 2017, 12:38   #4337 (permalink)
 
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Fellow Slovak climber died at South col 2 or 3 days ago so maybe his body will be retrieved from Western Cwm - Camp 2. If yes and you will be involved, greet his immortal soul from me. You know...
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Damn hard landing............how hard? VERY hard
hi VF
here and there they mentionned that the tail boom "was hit by" or "hit" an object on the ground.

which is not exactly the same as an hard landing. no?

anyhow fly safe up there!
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Hey Pali........the never ending deaths on Sagarmatha. Sad to hear of Slovak's demise. The Mountain wins again. May Slovak Rest in Peace
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Evening Groquik.......Hmmm interesting??? I can tell You from first hand; with the crease & crumbling around 2/3's of the tail-boom there was no impact to the boom just a bloody heavy landing. Claimed cause was from a downdraught just on arrival at EBCH. After inspection the Pilot elected to fly the machine to Lukla
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