Is it really worth paying £3.3 million to fly over Everest?
“Roughly 700 people” signed up to Virgin Galactic’s space tourism project and though disaster struck on one of its test flights, surprisingly only around 24 have now supposedly asked for the £161,000 ($250,000) fee they paid to signup be returned. By comparison, however, another extreme adventure now on offer through the website If Only takes such activities to another level – but only if you have £1,674,000 ($2,607,500) per person to spare.
Available to two just people at a time at the extraordinary cost of £3,348,000 ($5,215,000) or £139,500 ($217,299) per hour (assuming the advert’s “better part of the day” description to mean 24 hours), veteran pilot Chris Dewhirst is marketing “an invitation to join one of the most elite fraternities on earth”. He was the amongst the first team to fly over the top of Mount Everest in a hot air balloon and now is suggesting the extremely wealthy join him for a repeat of this “daring” journey to over 30,000 feet.
The advert for this “non-refundable… remarkable endeavor” cautions that this journey is “only appropriate for the most intrepid of thrill-seekers” and that “if the weather is uncooperative at the time of the attempt, Chris will make every effort to reschedule though this may come at additional expense”. Plainly those with limited funds need not apply.
Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here: