In a groundbreaking achievement, Indian skydiver Shital Mahajan has etched her name in history by jumping off a helicopter from a staggering height of 21,500 ft near the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest. This remarkable feat marks her as the first woman to accomplish such a daring skydive. Mahajan skillfully landed at Kalapatthar peak, situated at an altitude of 17,444 ft. Shital Mahajan’s historic skydive near Mt Everest is an inspiration for aspiring adventurers. Her bravery and accomplishments not only set new records but also break gender barriers in extreme sports. This extraordinary feat showcases the spirit of determination and courage, encouraging everyone to reach for new heights in their pursuits.
Shital Mahajan’s Achievements:
Shital Mahajan is a renowned Indian skydiver with numerous records to her name. Her remarkable accomplishments include holding several skydiving records and being honored with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India, in 2001.
Ms. Mahajan’s series of high-altitude skydives in the Everest region showcase her courage and expertise. On November 11, she took her first leap from an altitude of 17,500 feet, successfully landing at 12,500 feet at Syangboche airport. Skydiving legend Wendy Smith from New Zealand served as her instructor during this daring jump.
National Record for Highest Flag Skydiving Landing:
On November 12, Ms. Mahajan achieved another milestone by performing a flag jump with the Indian flag at Syangboche airport from 8,000 feet. Accompanied by skydiving legends Wendy Elizabeth Smith and Nadia Solovyeva, she secured the national record for the highest flag Skydiving landing by a woman.