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Podcast: Gavin McClurg talks to Guy Anderson

Gavin McClurg talks to Guy Anderson in the latest in his series of paragliding-related podcasts. On the last day of the World Cup in Sun Valley in 2012 British pilot Guy Anderson disappeared in an area we call “no man’s land.” Three days later, in a heroic search effort involving thousands of man hours and […]

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Podcast: Gavin McClurg on the 750km Alaska Traverse

Cross Country magazine’s editor Ed Ewing talks to vol-biv adventurer Gavin McClurg about his 750km Alaska expedition in the latest Cloudbase Mayhem podcast. Gavin is a regular contributor to Cross Country magazine, and writes a column for the magazine every other month. A veteran podcaster, in the past year he’s interviewed some of the top […]

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Bruce Goldsmith

Gavin McClurg: Bruce Goldsmith on 30 years free-flying

Bruce Goldsmith has quite possibly more competition flying under his belt than anyone. One of the few pilots who’s won in both hang gliding and paragliding Bruce began flying comps in the mid-80s and capped off over 30 years of success by winning the Paragliding World Championships in 2007 in Australia. He’s started or designed […]

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Gavin McClurg: Jocky Sanderson and Improving your Game

Jocky Sanderson literally wrote the book on SIV and training and is one of the most celebrated advanced instructors in the game. Jocky was a competition pilot for 10 years (reaching third in the world in 1995) and has been a major player in the world of free flight for nearly 30. He has produced […]

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Podcast: Paul Guschlbauer talks to Gavin McClurg

Paul Guschlbauer competed in his first Red Bull X-Alps in 2011 with only 5 years of flying under his belt. In his own words his skills were far inferior to most of the other pilots in the race, but fitness and determination and creativity saw this incredible athlete realize a remarkable 3rd place podium finish. […]

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Veso Ovcharov

Podcast: Finding Balance with Veso Ovcharov

The latest Cloudbase Mayhem podcast from Gavin McClurg is out and features acro ace and Red Bull Athlete Veso Ovcharov. Veso has traveled the world perfecting his craft, pushing the limits of what can be done by paraglider. In this episode we travel back in time to find out how Veso got into the sport; […]

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Podcast: Aaron Durogati and training to win

Gavin McClurg interviews Aaron Durogati in this Cloudbase Mayhem podcast from December. A Red Bull athlete, the “Italian Stallion” is making a good living in the sport of paragliding and in this episode we dig into how he does it. From learning how to fly at the tender age of 15 we find out how […]

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Gavin McClurg Cloudbase Mayhem podcast episode 6

Podcast: Gavin McClurg on training for the X-Alps

In Cloudbase Mayhem podcast episode 6, Gavin McClurg talks about how he prepared physically for the 2015 Red Bull X-Alps, with trainer Ben Abruzzo. Ben Abruzzo was the guy who turned me into a machine for the 2015 Red Bull X-Alps. My knees are a cartilage wasteland and I’d never done any endurance training or racing in my […]

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Jeff Shapiro, left, and Gavin McClurg

Podcast: Gavin McClurg talks to Jeff Shapiro

Red Bull X-Alps 2015 pilot Gavin McClurg talks to Jeff Shapiro, hang glider pilot, climber and wingsuit pilot in this in-depth 1h48m podcast that explores how to develop as a pilot and the risks we choose to take, or not. Listen now (opens a new window) Cross Country is a reader-supported international publication and is available […]

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Podcast: Will Gadd and Gavin McClurg – Dirtbag Diaries

There comes a stage in a great athlete’s career when the pursuit of technical difficulty takes a back seat. It gives way to simplicity, an aesthetic and possibly to an iconic style that leaves an impression on a sport. Will Gadd is one of the most accomplished mountain athletes ever. Most people know him as […]

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Podcast: Mark Watts on flying 275km for the UK PG record


Podcast: Play in new window | Download (5.8MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn 3 August 2014 Mark Watts broke the UK paragliding and hang gliding distance records, flying 275.5 km from Milk Hill, to Cromer, Norfolk. This podcast interview (click Play above) by Hugh Miller, one of Mark’s flying friends, was done in […]

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Coastal soaring in South Australia. Photo: Kym Fielke

Judith Mole podcast: Coastal flying

Listen now: Coastal flying, with Judith Mole and HH Tsai In her latest podcast British pilot Judith Mole investigates coastal flying with Her-Hsin Tsai. As well as being a keen XC flier, Hamish (as he is better known in the paragliding world) lives and flies at the coast. In this podcast he discusses a wide […]

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Judith Mole Podcast: Marshalls and competition paragliding

Judith Mole has released a new podcast. It’s on those often overlooked heroes of the competition world, the marshalls.

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Judith Mole Podcast: Paragliding the Pyrenees with Steve Nash and Dean Crosby

British pilot Judith Mole has recorded two new podcasts with Steve Nash and Dean Crosby. The pair traversed the Pyrenees in an 18-day hike-and-fly paragliding adventure in September 2012.

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Kirsty Cameron. Photo: Ed Ewing

Judith Mole Podcast: Kirsty Cameron on breaking the UK women’s record at 233km

Judith Mole has released a new podcast. ‘The Big One’ is an interview with Kirsty Cameron who on 13 May 2012 flew a massive straight line flight of 233km to break the UK women’s paragliding record

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Judith Mole Podcast: Competition scoring with Joerg Ewald

British pilot Judith Mole has released a podcast with well known pilot Jörg Ewald on the subject of competition scoring in paragliding competitions

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Podcast: Thomas de Dorlodot interview Play in new window | Download (30.7MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThomas de Dorlodot is one of paragliding and paramotoring’s brightest stars. Interviewed in February 2010 for Issue 18 of Cross Country Magazine’s sister publication Paramotor Magazine he reveals what it takes to do the Red Bull X-Alps, his newfound passion for […]

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Podcast: Speed Riding Ama Dablam with Stuart Holmes


Stuart Holmes climbed and flew his speed flying paraglider from Ama Dablam – a 6,812 m jewel in the Himalayan crown. Ed Ewing spoke to him at his home in England about the flight.

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Podcast: Squash Falconer Flies from Mont Blanc Play in new window | Download (22.0MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBritish female mountaineer and paraglider pilot, Squash Falconer, recently achievement a long-time ambition to climb and fly from the top of Mt Blanc, Europe’s highest peak. Travelling from the UK to Chamonix by motorbike with the wing on her back, Squash […]

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