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Last Updated: Sunday October 05 2008 12:30 GMT

In pictures: Mount Everest parachute jump

A skydiver over Mount Everest

This skydiver has found a pretty amazing spot to enjoy his jump. He's one of three people who became the first ever to parachute over the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.

A skydiver over Mount Everest

The three adventurers, from the UK, New Zealand and Canada, were freefalling for a minute before opening their parachutes, after jumping from 9,000 metres.

A skydiver over Mount Everest

They threw themselves out of a plane and had to use breathing equipment, extra-thick parachutes and special suits to complete the jump safely.

A skydiver over Mount Everest

The trip took 15 years to plan and cost each jumper about 13,500. They said they could see the mountains above the clouds as they were falling.

A skydiver lands near Mount Everest

Here's one of the three parachutists coming in to land. There are 29 more members of the group getting ready to take the jump too.

A skydiver lands near Mount Everest

Of those to jump in the next few days, one is 72 years old, and some will making their very first jumps - with help from more experience parachutists.