On Sunday 19 August over 60 pilots toplanded Mont Blanc by paraglider, and lots more soared the summit and above. We’ve rounded up the videos…
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Swiss pilot Alfredo Studer (Ozone) won the French round of the Paragliding World Cup 2012 in Talloires – his second ever PWC competition
Classic Routes is the beautiful new paragliding and hang gliding book from the makers of Cross Country magazine
The St Gervais Mont Blanc paragliding club’s 4807 Flying Light hike-and-fly week runs from 4 – 9 October 2011.
The last day meant fantastic flights for some, and all day on foot for others. The winner, Antoine Giraud, completed the entire tour and flew into goal with five minutes to spare.
After yesterday’s disappointing and frustrating day, I’d hoped today would be extra good. The morning was sunny and cloudless, except for the pileus hat on Mont Blanc
“My day has gone from bad to worse. Wish I’d done what I’d wanted to. Now set myself back hours and hours of walking ☹ not fun any more”
Day three is over, so we are halfway through the Airtour, timewise if not distance-wise. The car is doubling up as a fairly ineffective drying room after last night’s downpour soaked everything, and is starting to smell like a cheese factory
We woke to a grey sky with the odd shower coming through but still the hope it would be flyable from the top of Colombier…
Charlie King flies and walks 36km on her first day of the 289km adventure race.
Charlie King reports from the start of the 289km adventure race
The car’s packed and we’re off up to St Hilaire for the start of the Airtour.
Alpine paragliding guiding company Austrian Arena have a new, media-rich website.
The 20th Stubai Cup and Testival kicks off the 2011 Alpine paragliding season from 18 – 20 March.
The Alpine Flying Centre near Chamonix in the French Alps will be running cross country weeks exclusively for Ozone Delta pilots, next summer.
Oliver Rössel, the current German serial class paragliding champion and one of the most successful competition pilots in the world, is running cross country training camps in the Alps next season.
British paraglider pilot Tom Payne stormed to the top of the British international XC league with an FAI triangle flight of 169.55 km, flown around the Chamonix – Annecy area on Wednesday 28 April 2010.
French paragliding school Esprit Parapente are organising two hike-and-fly events in the French Alps for autumn 2010.
Registration for the fifth Ozone Chabre Open began on 17 January 2010 on their website, www.flylaragne.com