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Exploring Middle Earth: Vol-biv in New Zealand

“The sky was beautiful, with lovely cumuli. D-Day! Off we went, hopping from one valley to the next with Lord of the Rings scenery all around.” What’s it like to soar over a real-life Middle Earth? Antoine Girard and Benoit Outters flew the length of New Zealand’s Southern Alps – twice – to find out. […]

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Antoine Girard nominated for Adventurer of the Year 2017

French paraglider pilot Antoine Girard has been nominated for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year People’s Choice Award 2017 for his historic flight over 8,057m Broad Peak in Pakistan in August. This is hugely prestigious award, with international and global reach. You can vote once for him every day, from now until 16 December […]

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‘Did I feel good? And go up’ – Antoine Girard flies Broad Peak

“It’s like an exclamation mark on what we’ve been doing out there,” said John Silvester of Antoine Girard’s momentous, record-breaking flight to the 8,051m summit of Broad Peak. With frostbitten fingers and no oxygen, Girard had just two things on his mind as he scratched his way up the Himalayan monster: “Did I feel good? […]

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Antoine Girard. Photo: Felix Woelk / Red Bull Content Pool

Antoine Girard breaks 8,100m in Karakoram

Antoine Girard has broken the 8,000m mark in high-altitude cross-country paragliding, soaring Broad Peak, the world’s 12th highest mountain, in a seven hour flight on Saturday 23 July 2016. According to US adventure pilot Brad Sander, who lives in Pakistan and supplied Antoine with oxygen, Antoine climbed through cloudbase at 6,500m and then soared and […]

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