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Flying the cliffs from Newhaven to Brighton and back again!

We took the afternoon off on the 18th February, 2015. The wind was SW and a little on the strong side. Better if it had been more SSW. The aim was to fly along the cliffs from Newhaven to Brighton Marina (11km away) using just the wind blowing up the cliffs from the sea. The […]

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Paragliding

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Lifestyle

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” Mark Twain

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The Swiss Alps

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French Alps – Annecy

Lake Annecy in the French Alps is a truly wonderful place to fly paragliders. We usually camp down by the lake and before the thermals begin we have breakfast and coffee in the village of Talloires. We then often go for a swim in the Lake and when we see the paragliders thermalling we usually […]

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Venezuela

Hewlett Packard have sponsored us before on climbing trips to Tibet and Nepal. This time, they sent us to the depths of the Venezuelan Gran Sabana close to the border of Brazil. We transported our gear in three Cessna’s to the remote Indian village of Yunek, in the Chimanta Massif, where there are no roads. […]

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Paramotoring

Paramotoring has been around for some time. I first saw one in 1998 and I remember thinking what a noisy machine and who would want to do that! Since then, things have changed as technology has progressed. The machines are quieter and the modern reflex wings enable higher flying speeds as well as a higher degree […]

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Tibet – Himalayas

In 2004, my brother Ben and I went to Tibet to try and climb Everest from the North. We were attempting the same route as Mallory and Irvine had back in 1924. They famously got lost and no-one ever knew if they ever made it to the summit or not. On May 1, 1999, Conrad […]

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Nepal – Himalayas

The Himalayas means ‘Abode of snow’ and is the source of the great rivers sustaining the teeming population of the Indo-Gangetic plain. Anyone who sees those glittering giants for the first time cannot help feeling a little awe struck. The Nepalese Sherpas in the south have always called Mount Everest Sagamartha; The Tibetans in the north […]