In 2011 it took two men only 45 minutes to paraglide down from the summit of Mount Everest!

In 2011 it took two men only 45 minutes to paraglide down from the summit of Mount Everest!

The peak of Mount Everest is the highest point on Earth at 29,000 feet above sea level.

At the top of the world the temperature is always below zero degrees Fahrenheit and every fourth day the wind condition is that of a Category 1 hurricane, with wind speeds of 74 miles an hour!

The treacherous descent usually lasts about three days and if anything goes wrong, it could cost you your life.

But two men managed to descend from the peak of the mountain and arrived near the village of Namche Bazar in a mere 45 minutes.

And one of them, Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, summited the mountain and descended without using supplemental oxygen!

Of course it is humanly impossible to descend Mount Everest by foot in such a short time. The two adventurers, Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, launched their tandem paraglider from the summit on 21 May 2011 and landed at the Syangboche Airstrip less than 50 minutes later.

After that, the pair went on to kayak to the Indian Ocean. It's no wonder that they won the People's Choice Adventurers of the Year title in 2012 for the adventure they named ‘The Ultimate Descent.’

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