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Exactly a week ago today, I flew the best sky I have ever seen for an out/return in my little corner of the world.
For a change I was on the hill early, looking at the scattered cu lining up nicely, and with little wind up high. But down below it was a different story, the [...]
Last week I was rushing out. Late.
It was a great flying forecast, perfect to try a long out-return. As I walked up to launch, Phillip was already disappearing over the back towards the bigger mountains… sort of under-lining my lateness, in thick marker pen like a teacher.
Laying out quickly, gliding off low in pursuit of [...]
A couple of weeks ago, gliding under the massive power lines for a landing in the steep Mandi valley, we got a brief radio message from 70 km away that sounded unbelievable. ..and then we instantly lost reception, dropping into the final part of the gorge. Stein, one of our long time Himalayanskysafari clients and [...]
What an amazingly unexpected and a beautiful thing to happen, totally out of the blue, to get a visit from Babu Sunuwar!
When I was a kid and Everest had just been climbed, Sherpa Tensing was the most famous person in my mind, and having Babu come to see me felt just the same.
I first [...]
it might not be much, and maybe not enough to warrant posting about here, but in this welsh summer of wet dreams it feels huge.
The tracklog in xcplayer http://www.xcleague.com/xc/flights/20121182.html?vx=0112
says it all…the last part is all green and low saves, fighting against a valley wind, too close to the ground and unforgiving rocks, easing the r10 [...]
This is beautiful Nanda Devi. I have seen it from a paraglider twice before, the first time from 40km away whilst doing the first bivvy crossing of the Indian himalaya with Bob Drury, and then the second time from much much closer, as I bombed out into a frighteningly massive gorge at the entrance to the [...]
Xavier, a long time french paraglider pilot, competitor, photographer,pwc organiser, and all round star guy is missing in probably high remote mountains in the Andes. And, typical of someone who has spent the last 20 years as a flying vagabond, his rescue insurance is too small and fast running out. What would he do if it was [...]
I have just had a weekend bivvying out in the woods, waiting for the summer to start, and to fly over this amazing landscape of valleys and mountains once again.
Sitting here around the fire, looking over at the col in the distance, it is hard not to think you are in the foothills of the [...]