challenge for the most adventurous pilots only: World’s
highest summits tour in the Himalaya range!
are invited to participate to an incredible trip
visiting all the peaks over 8’000 meters (26’300 ft). A difficult
task in a region with very few
navigational aids (VOR, NDB) and thus where VFR is really essential.
You can use any single
or twin props aircraft fitted for the job. Remember that because of the
involved, very powerful engines are a must and a pressurised cockpit or
an oxygen supply is
is also your part
of the job to find
among all free downloadable aircrafts available on the web, the ones
best fitted for
the task. Look at max altitude which sould reach at least 25'000 feet
to circle the giants.
tips about the navigation: of course it is strictly VFR. To reach the
peaks from each relevant airfield (see maps & flight plan), you
should climb as fast as possible to a minimum of 25'000 to 28'000 feet.
When airborn carefully follow the magnetic track leading to each peak
as indicated on the flightplan. If an obstacle (mountain) block your
way, take the right direction as soon as you reach an altitude which
allow you to pass over the obstacle or follow the valleys. PLAN-G is an
excellent free program to follow your progression on a moving map
not worry to much about finding your way. 8000 meters+ peaks are VERY
high and once you have reached an high altitude, you will see them. By
the way, almost all hops require fair weather and good visibility!
Finally, the 2 maps below will show you where to find these beautiful
Do not forget to
post your best
pictures of these fantastic peaks on the web site!