Join us for an evening with Pierre Carter – Makes First Legal Flight Off Everest (son of the late Bill Carter & Denise Carter) as he tells us of his amazing experience.
DATE: 21 July 2022
TIME: 18:00 for 18.30 @ The Nest, conference room.
PRICE: R200 per person including light dinner.
Bookings are essential and to be done before 15 July – Contact us
This is an event not to be missed!!
Pierre Carter: The man who paraglided off Mount Everest and into the history books
“Many mountaineers will tell you that climbing down Mount Everest is harder than climbing up.
But South African Pierre Carter has come up with a breath-taking, death-defying workaround: hang gliding his way back to the bottom.
In May 2022, Carter made history by becoming the first person ever granted a permit from the Nepali government to glide off of Everest. While a few daring souls have completed the effort before, their descents were technically against the law. (None were ever fined or prosecuted.)
Carter’s journey to Everest has been a long one. An avid climber, he got interested in paragliding but waited for the gear to become cheaper and lighter before he could tote it up a mountain with him.
The 55-year-old Johannesburg native doesn’t have corporate sponsors or a financial backer. He earns the money to support his climbing-and-gliding habit through his contracting job. “