First-Ever Skydive Over Alaska's Mt McKinley Set for June 2009

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An international adventure company is offering the opportunity to skydive over Alaska's Mt McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. No skydiving experience is required to be part of this follow-up to last year's historic skydiving event at Mt Everest.

In October of 2008, a group of Incredible Adventures customers made history by becoming the first to skydive at Mt Everest. In June, some of those very same adventurers will travel to Alaska to be part of another skydiving first: the first high-altitude jump over Mt McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. Alaska's Mt McKinley is located within Denali National Park and rises 20,320 feet high.

Incredible Adventures is an international adventure company based in Sarasota, Florida and is best known for its MiG fighter jet flights over Russia. The Denali Skydive is the latest addition to a catalog of offerings that range from great white shark dives to secret agent fantasy camps.

No skydiving experience is necessary to be part of this skydiving first. All jumps will be performed tandem and under the control of the same highly trained and certified skydiving professionals called upon to train NATO forces in military freefall. They are the only skydivers certified by the FAA to perform tandem jumps from altitudes of 28,000 feet or higher.

The Denali Skydive will replicate a military-style HAHO mission. HAHO stands for High Altitude, High Open. Jumpers will take off from Alaska's Talkeetna Airport and fly high over Mt McKinley, exiting the jump aircraft at an altitude greater than 22,000 feet. Tandem masters will open chutes high, thus maximizing the time in the air and giving participants the most time possible to take in the view of McKinley. Sophisticated GPS systems will guide jumpers to a predetermined landing on a snowy glacier.

The cost of the Denali Skydive is $25,000 and includes all training, the jump itself, lodging, some meals and tours. The dates of the six-day, five-night program are June 20-25 and space is limited to 24 skydivers.

For more information, contact Incredible Adventures at 941-346-2603 or visit the company's website:


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