Ratification of Eurocopter’s mount Everest world record for highest helicopter take off.
The “International Aeronautic Federation” (IAF) ratified on February 14th 2006 the world record established on may 14th 2005 by an “AS 350 ” helicopter that landed on top mount Everest (8848m). The record flight had been organized and took place under the scrutiny of an IAF inspector who collected all flight data.
Pictures & videos of the flight : http://www.eurocopter.com/everest/
More information on ratification (IAF web site)