Daily Archives: February 16, 2007

Flying woman freezes, falls, and survives

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Wow. This definitely qualifies as the craziest story I’ve heard about paragliding (or hang gliding, or parachuting, for that matter).

A woman got caught in a storm system that lifted her above the height of Mt. Everest in under 10 minutes. No oxygen. She blacked out. When she came to, she had fallen to below 7000 ft. and was covered in ice. She let herself down slowly and survived, with relatively minor harm (frostbite).

That is totally amazing.

She described some of her experience, and what she saw weather-wise, before she blacked out. I’ll bet she’ll be on the call list of a few meteorologists for a while.

[tags]paragliding, amazing stories, survival, frostbite, storm stories[/tags]