Andy Pag reports from Nepal Premek Hulek, one of the three pilots flying on a Trans-Nepal vol-biv expedition, met with a fatal accident on the 13 March 2014. His death has sent shockwaves through the tight-knit paragliding community in Pokhara, where Hulek was a well loved and respected professional tandem pilot. No one knows […]
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A trio of pilots have embarked on a 20 day vol-biv flight across Nepal. Mitch Riley, Brian Thibeault, and Premek Hulek hopped a 30 hour bus ride from Pokhara to Patan in the far west of the country earlier this week, and will spend the next three weeks flying with the prevailing winds eastwards […]
Pokhara is a must on any serious pilot’s world tour – fly warm winter thermals against the backdrop of the snow-clad Himalaya
South Korean pilot YoungMin Ham died in a paragliding accident in Pokhara on Saturday 7 December. He was 43. YoungMin was flying acro when the accident happened. Witnesses report that after getting into trouble his reserve did not deploy properly and he drifted away from the lake and impacted with the ground. Police said the […]
Andy Pag reports from Pokhara on a visa crisis for foreign tandem pilots in Nepal International tandem pilots working under tourist visas in Pokhara, Nepal are facing deportation for working illegally. At least six pilots have already been deported, while an estimated 30 other tandem pilots have been required to submit their passports to the […]
As the world celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, Cross Country magazine editor Ed Ewing takes a look at the history of free flight on the highest mountain in the world.
‘One out of two isn’t bad.’ A 14-minute film of trying to paraglide on top of the world
Mike Kung plans to fly up the south face of Lhotse in Nepal, and gain the world altitude record for soaring flight.
Arrested US paraglider pilots to be released on bail but no court date set
Brad Sander and Eric Reed, the two adventure paraglider pilots arrested in India, will face a local court on Saturday 19 March.
US paraglider pilots Brad Sander and Eric Reed have been arrested in Sikkim, India, after flying in from Nepal without permits.
Scott Mason is standing firm in the face of a sustained local media campaign to shut down his parahawking operation in Nepal.
A German acro paraglider pilot is missing in Nepal after a stunt to celebrate his 200th flight in Pokhara went tragically wrong.
Spanish acro paraglider pilot Horacio Llorens has broken the world record for Infinite Tumbles. He executed 281 successive revolutions on Saturday 5 December in Nepal after D-bagging from a helicopter at 5,000 m…
Paragliding photographer Felix Wölk leaves the chilled-out lakeside retreat of Pokhara behind and gets too high, too fast in the big mountains of Nepal
Scott Mason and Kevin, the Egyptian vulture he trained, have had a busy season at the Maya Devi bird refuge on the banks of lake Pokhara, Nepal
‘From Nowhere to the Middle of Nowhere’, the classic adventure movie by John Silvester and Alun Hughes
Paragliding World Champion Louise Crandal’s life takes an unexpected twist as she falls for a bird of prey