Magazine issues

Cross Country 174: October 2016

Cross Country 174: October 2016

“I could see all the places I had been. It was just a pleasure. I didn’t think: Oh, it’s a record, it’s 8,000m. It was just the mountain. It was fantastic. Only that. Exploring.” When Antoine Girard flew a paraglider to the Himalayan summit of Broad Peak, he achieved the unthinkable and tore up the […]

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Cross Country 173: September 2016

Cross Country 173: September 2016

“Quickly we got ready and took off. The sun was low and we glided along the spine of the ridge between light and shadow, dark forested slopes on one side, the still sunlit mountain pastures the other. Just the space and us on the longest day of the year. A never-ending summer’s evening.” As ever, […]

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Cross Country 172: August 2016

Cross Country 172: August 2016

Looking for Shangri-La We go to the mountains to lose ourselves, and then to find ourselves. It’s not a new idea, but it is a timeless one. We travel to do the same – we go there so we can come back, refreshed, reinvigorated, with new eyes on the same landscape, external or internal. John Silvester’s […]

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Cross Country 171: July 2016

Cross Country 171: July 2016

  “Always go for a beer with your friends after a long day’s flying,” advises big-distance flyer Mike Cavanagh. It can be so illuminating to learn from other pilots’ thoughts and experiences, which can be wildly different from your own, and Issue 171 is like the most vibrant, detailed post-flight conversation you could ever hope […]

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Cross Country 170: June 2016

Cross Country 170: June 2016

Cross Country 170 is out now. It opens with a stunning vista that Mary Poppins could only have dreamed of, but inside there’s plenty of depth, too… BPM: “Up to the highest height, let’s go fly a kite… and send it soaring. Up through the atmosphere. Up where the air is clear….” A stunning vista […]

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Cross Country 169: May 2016

Cross Country 169: May 2016

Cross Country 169, May 2016 is out now. Here’s what’s in the issue – from delving deep into the successful pilot’s mindset to journeying to the very fringes of our sport…. The Head Game: “Always fly your own flight. For sure, be aware of the others, where they are and what they’re up to, but […]

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Cross Country 168: April 2016

Cross Country 168: April 2016

Cross Country 168, April 2016 is out now. Here’s what’s in the issue, from remembering Pierre Bouilloux to paragliding through the wilds of Tajikistan… With his Gallic nose, quiet nature and penchant for long, solo vol-bivouac trips, there was something very bird-like about Pierre Bouilloux. He was wise, too. “If you’re ever stressed, go and […]

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Cross Country 167: What’s in the latest issue

Cross Country 167: What’s in the latest issue

The latest issue of Cross Country magazine is out now – and features everything from flying at the World Air Games in Dubai to getting high as a kite in the Himalaya. The World Air Games in Dubai in December was one of the biggest airsport competitions ever held. We were there and bring you all […]

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Cross Country 166: What’s in the latest issue

Cross Country 166: What’s in the latest issue

Frank Brown, Marcelo Prieto and Donizete Lemos are our Heroes of the Brazilian Heartland on the latest issue of Cross Country Magazine (XC166, Dec 2015 / Jan 2016). They flew into the record books in October by flying 514km together and setting a new paragliding world record. Cross Country editor Ed Ewing spoke to all […]

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Cross Country 165: What’s in the latest issue

Cross Country 165: What’s in the latest issue

Welcome to the circus…The front cover of Cross Country 165 shows one of the magical aerial machines from this year’s Coupe Icare, and that gives us a great a chance to look forward to what the manufacturers are bringing to the market from next year. From the ‘Baby Enzo’ for performance XC pilots wanting the […]

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Cross Country 164: What’s in the latest issue

Cross Country 164: What’s in the latest issue

The smell of roasting coffee, sunlight on the kitchen table, cracking the spine on the latest issue of Cross Country Magazine… This issue we’re all about the simple pleasures of life. Matt Warren has been out and about investigating the hike-and-fly phenomenon. Some paraglider manufacturers now make lightweight versions of nearly all their gliders, and […]

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Cross Country 163: What’s in the latest issue?

Cross Country 163: What’s in the latest issue?

Paragliding’s greatest race, the Red Bull X-Alps, was won for an unprecedented fourth time by Switzerland’s Chrigel Maurer in July. Once he stopped running he found some time to tell us why this X-Alps was the toughest yet – and why it’s only going to get harder. That interview with him and supporter Thomas Theurillat is […]

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Cross Country 162: What’s in the latest issue?

Cross Country 162: What’s in the latest issue?

The latest issue of Cross Country Magazine is out now. Between gel packs, leg rubs and foot-baths in the X-Alps we’ve put together a brief taste of what’s inside. Sorry, can’t stop… ADVENTURE Jerome Maupoint takes us to the far north to fly some of Europe’s remotest terrain. SCIENCE We get an update on the […]

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Cross Country 161: What’s in the latest issue

Cross Country 161: What’s in the latest issue

Adventure is what it’s all about – and no adventure comes bigger than the mighty Himalaya. That’s why we chose this image for the cover of a packed issue 161. It just has it all. It’s of Zee Monastery in the remote Spiti Valley in northern India. And it’s Shangri-La for the trio of pilots who […]

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Cross Country 160: What’s in the latest issue

Cross Country 160: What’s in the latest issue

Learning is at the heart of what we do as pilots, and this issue we’re packed with articles, comment and insight that will help you get more out of your flying. In the core: First up, we ask four expert pilots how to thermal better – Gordon Rigg, Brad Gunnuscio, Armin Harich and Kelly Farina […]

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Cross Country 159: What’s in the latest issue…

Cross Country 159: What’s in the latest issue…

Hold your breath! Matt Gerdes is about to take you deep, deep inside the mind of one our most breathtaking cousins – the wingsuiting Base jumper. Imagine hovering silently just near the summit of a massive peak, with a near vertical 3,000m wall beside you. Not in the rattling chaos of a helicopter, not sitting in […]

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Cross Country 158: What’s in the latest issue…

Cross Country 158: What’s in the latest issue…

“From Colombia to Svalbard, we’re all addicted to base”, reads the coverline on the latest issue of Cross Country magazine, issue 158. Hitting doormats around the world since 1 March it will be available digitally on 9 March. At 132 pages it is again packed with the latest and best from the free-flying world, including […]

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Cross Country 157: What’s in the issue

Cross Country 157: What’s in the issue

The Future is Here reads the coverline on a very retro-looking Cross Country magazine, the first of the new year. It’s an allusion to what we are up to ourselves – increasing the size and scope of the magazine, making it ten issues a year – but it’s mainly about our sports: the future that […]

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Cross Country 156: What’s in the magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

Cross Country 156: What’s in the magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

The latest issue of Cross Country magazine is out now – and you can’t miss it. The amazing looking bird going eye-to-eye with you on the cover of the November/December issue is just a taste of what’s inside… Birds of a Feather by Andy Pag is an indepth look at what’s going on inside the head […]

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Cross Country 155: New issue, Sept/October 2014

Cross Country 155: New issue, Sept/October 2014

Cross Country 155 is out now, and it’s packed. On the cover is a great shot by Ant Green of Bruce Goldsmith paragliding in Iceland. They were in the country for a week over summer, chasing the weather between the clouds – great photos and great times. Another person who had a great time this season […]

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