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World First Tandem Skydive Landing On Franz Josef Glacier

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Three skydivers did a world first jump onto the top of the Franz Josef Glacier in October.

After months of planning and practice Chris Peterson and Henry Morgan, Skydive Franz tandem instructors and cameramen from Franz Josef, took passenger Koha Mason for a tandem jump landing at the top of the glacier at 7000ft.

“Jumping at sunrise from 18,000ft, almost directly over Mt. Cook and the Franz, Fox and Tasman glaciers, was the most incredible view,” says Koha.

The jumpers landed next to a waiting helicopter on the snow, which transported them back to town.

“After thousands of jumps this is definitely the best one so far,” says tandem instructor Chris. “We hope to work with the Department of Conservation to makes this experience available to the public one day.”