The Tenzing-Hillary Airport

By | March 11, 2011

In 2010 I ventured to the same part of the world we are heading to this year. After researching where we would be going, and how we would be getting there, I came across some pretty scary videos on the internet about the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. The runway is 460meters (1500ft), and is located on the side of a mountain. If your approach is a little low or you fail to stop in time, you will hit the side of the mountain. The anxiety in our group was fairly high. We had all watched the videos of planes crashing at the airport, so I took the opportunity to video tape our landing.