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Iñaki Ochoa de Olza

It was in Namche Bazar in the year 2000 when I first met Iñaki. He strolled into the lodge and greeted us all with a huge smile. We were off to climb Ama Dablam and I have to say that it was definitely one of the most enjoyable expeditions of my life. From this time […]

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Flying at the Blorenge

The weather looked ideal… Ben and I took the day off and at 6am we set off hoping to fly Pandy – in Wales. It took us about 3 hours to get there and to our dismay, when we arrived, we noticed in the site guide that Pandy was closed throughout May due to cattle […]

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Wingsuit video

Check out this wingsuit video which shows how low they can fly. The mountaineers are even waving at him! Nice… Adrenalin Hunters via Zapiks

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Flying on the Isle of Wight

We have just returned from the Isle of Wight where we spent a long weekend staying in a beautiful thatched cottage in Afton (West of the Island – near Freshwater) It felt as if we were abroad somewhere and although it was just a long weekend, it felt like a proper break from the ‘smoke’. […]

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A Bad Day!

The day did not start well on 15th April. There must have been something in the air? At 7am, I loaded the car with toys; the paraglider and the paramotor. It was rammed full, so much so that Ben had to travel in a separate car. Diana was visiting a friend on the Isle of […]

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Flying over Hogs Back – Guildford

3rd April and I went to collect my engine. I met Ben and Laura at Barry’s field and we had fun flying low along the A31 waving to the cars! Spring is definately on the way as I did not have to wear gloves.

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Day off at Coombe Gibbet

Once again, Ben and I ‘bunked off’ work and drove down to Wiltshire. The forecast was good and we hoped to get some airtime in. The wind was northerly and so we headed for Coombe arriving at 8.45am. There was already one yellow glider in the air. It appeared to be quite windy but in […]

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The calm before the storm

For the last few weeks I have been gagging to fly my demo glider (Gradient Aspen 2) that Richard Westgate has lent me to try. On Sunday 9th March, Ben and I got up early and drove to Butser Hill, not far from Closewood. We got there at 9am and between us we managed lots […]

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Flying over Butser

Sunday 17th February, dawned a perfect day for some paramotoring practice! That morning, Di, Sebastian and I went for a lovely walk around Sheepwash Lane and around Denmead Golf course and into Creech woods. Cold, frosty and crisp with ice on the ponds. We just needed permission to take off from a local field…While I […]

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Sebastian climbs Butser!

What a wonderful weekend we have just had! Cold, crisp and sunny – Just how we like it! On Saturday, Di and I took Sebastian to Butser Hill in Hampshire. This is where I flew my radio controlled model gliders years ago with my father and these days, when the winds are northerly, I now […]