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Cross Country 186: Dec/Jan 2018

Winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere … but so what? The flying – and adventure – never stops. Cross Country 186 (Dec/Jan 2018) is packed – here’s what’s in the issue. “I took two attempts to get off, but was elated to suddenly be in the air above the mountain, soaring the ice cliffs then […]

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Video report: Nepal Paragliding Open 2017

The Nepal Paragliding Open 2017 took place 1-5 November in Sirkot, Nepal a three- hour drive southwest of Pokhara. This was the first Nepalese-organised competition to take place, and was billed as the national team selection event. The competition was organised by Babu Sunwar, who famously flew a paraglider from the summit of Everest in 2011, […]

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Paul Guschlbauer’s top 5 tips for hike-and-fly

Paul Guschlbauer’s five top tips for a multi-day hike-and-fly adventure in the Alps – a great introduction to what pilots need to know before setting off on a vol-biv adventure. “The first step is always the hardest – don’t care about it, just go outside and take the first step. You will be in the adventure. Just […]

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Latest issue


Cross Country 186 (Dec/Jan 2018) is out now and features Charlie King on the cover as she flies down from the summit of Kilimanjaro – a 5,000m, 30km sled ride! Inside is packed, with reviews of Triple Seven’s Knight (EN B) and Mac Para’s Illusion (EN B), plus news, travel, flying advice and new gear.

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Wings of Icarus: Tucker Gott

Tucker Gott, 22, is a paramotoring phenomenon with over 470,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. From New Jersey, he won this year’s Icarus Trophy Race Series in five days and flew nearly 2,500km. Matt Warren spoke to him…

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The Kiwi Traverse: 1,700km tip to tail

An overwhelming sense of peace and tranquillity came over me once I had made the decision. I’d been flying backwards against the ridge long enough to realise I had run out of choices. The only way out was to turn and fly into the unknown, face it head on…

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Stewart Midwinter in his early hang gliding days

Stewart’s Story: Living Life After Injury

How can you ever think you have the strength to get through a life-limiting injury?’ A paragliding accident changed Stewart Midwinter’s life forever – but not the person he is. Hugh Miller reconnects with an old friend…

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The Travel Guide

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Wild card, Table Mountain. Photo: Kolesky/Nikon/Red Bull

Guide to Cape Town, South Africa

Scenic flying at the tip of Africa with XC heaven 150km inland

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Site of the 2009 paragliding world championships for a very good reason: it’s always flyable in Valle!

Guide to Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Valle de Bravo is probably the most consistent flying site in the world

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Above Puerto Naos. Photo: Fredrik Gustafsson

Guide to La Palma, Canary Islands

The uncrowded paradise of La Palma offers year-round flying while the north shivers

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