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TWO FOR TADJIKISTAN

TWO FOR TADJIKISTAN
Philippe Nodet signs up an old friend for a vol bivouac adventure across the high-altitude peaks of Tadjikistan in Central Asia. Tackling hypoxia and subzero temperatures the Frenchmen’s three week adventure unfurls into a trip of a lifetime

TESTING, TESTING, 1,2,3...

TESTING, TESTING, 1,2,3…
Nerves of steel, the reactions of a Jedi and the mind of a scientist: Marcus King visits Paratest on the shores of Lake Geneva to discover if he’s got what it takes to be a professional test pilot

BLESSED ARE THE CHEESEMAKERS

BLESSED ARE THE CHEESEMAKERS
The new European Paragliding Champion, Greg Blondeau, talks to Jim Mallinson about why he forwent a life making cheese for the family business in France to become a paragliding superstar

DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER

DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER
Armed with a glider, a camera and eye for a damn fine shot, British paragliding team pilot Jamie Messenger has travelled the world to bring us a selection of his most seductive and evocative images

WHETHER THE WEATHER

WHETHER THE WEATHER
Ever needed a forecast for some far flung corner of the world and nothing was available? Those days are gone. XC Mag’s resident meteorologist Honza Rejmánek looks at the latest tools for forecasting and where forecasting is likely to go in the future

WAKE UP!

WAKE UP!
Hugh Miller had never climbed a mountain. Never mind summited one, clipped into a string-like harness and a tissue-thin paraglider, and thrown himself off. Accompanied by Jerome Maupoint Hugh is painlessly deflowered in an inspiring tale of one man’s first forays into para-alpinism

Plus all the usual regulars and news including  the new dedicated hang gliding section where Denis Pagen explains sprog settings and part one of Granger Banks’ fascinating paragliding novel, The Third Protoype, which is serialised over the next six issues.

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