Mt Everest Aerial 3D Expedition 2010
3 old friend that climbed Mt Everest together in 1987 join forces to make some spectacular stereoscopic 3D filming.
David Breashears, Wongchu Sherpa and Peter Degerfeldt.
The object is to make high altitude tests for a big 3D project.
We aim to push the helicopter above 7000 meters and that with a 3D rig in the nose + all other equipment needed for the shoot.
Preparations in Kathmandu
All preps in Kathmandu went well, we had Jack Tankard from LA with us and Vicky Degerfeldt backed up as an assistant.
Cameras, lenses and 3D recorders works great!
As always the Peak Promotion team solving things with a breeze. like clearing customs, visas, permissions etc.
We shot timelapse one early morning to get used to this new set up.
Now we are ready to move up to Lukla and use that as our BASE Camp before flying up to Mount Everest.
Here we go!
First High altitude Flight
We made our first high altitude flight. Our Pilot Siddartha, Peter and Jack flew up towards the Gokyo area and filmed around the lake with Everest in the background.
We had some turbulence as expected over the ridges but otherwise it was a spectacular sight to be in a helicopter over the Himalaya mountains.
The next day Siddartha and Peter flew up to Everest Base camp and picked up David who had been shooting Gigapans for over 3 weeks around and above Everest base camp
The weather is very cooperative, so we aim to go even higher and make an attempt to fly in and over the Everest Ice fall and in to the Western Cwm.
We manage to fly and film stereoscopic 3D footage above the mighty Icefall of Everest at 7 300 meter.
Now we know what we can do when we return with the Stab C gyro and have the brand new RED Epic 5K cameras!
The footage looks great :-)