Ueli Steck, the pioneering mountaineer and paraglider pilot, has died in a climbing accident in the Everest region of Nepal. Steck, 40, died after falling while climbing on Nuptse (7,861m), according to reports. He was in the area acclimatising ahead of a bid to complete a traverse of Lhotse (8,516m) and Everest (8,848m). Kamal Prasad […]
U-Turn have announced their latest hike-and-fly glider. The Everest is a lightweight paraglider aimed at experienced hike-and-fly pilots, climbers and mountaineers. The philosophy behind the wing is to make a glider that is light and durable – but also offers performance. “No one profits when the wing is a super light,” said Ernst Strobl, chief […]
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.