Gavin McClurgs endorsement

Hats off to Himalayan Sky Safaris for an EPIC 10 days in Bir, India. Ticked all the boxes I wanted to tick. Flying the new Niviuk Artik 3 got three 100+ km days, flight to Manali over the back. Biv vol at 3500 meters with John Silvester ("Birdman of the Karakoram") and some very healthy shepherd dogs in WAY sub zero temps (thank god for FIRE!), then a flight back the next day at 5200 meters in strong air and seriously insane surroundings. Holy exposure! This place is just amazing and the boys at Himalayan put on a hell of a trip. Kudos and thank you.
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West goes East in Sunspel thermals

Here is an interview with Jim about Dominic West’s recent trip with us.

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Basisrausch gloves

Just a quick note to thank Basisrausch for sponsoring us all with their excellent gloves. Made from the finest Karakoram goat leather, they are super soft and super warm for their size - the mittens only came on over 4500m. Here they are in action on a tandem at about 4000m:


Basisrausch gloves
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First report from 2011

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Our 2011 autumn tour was one of the best yet. We had 18 clients, all of whom were a pleasure to fly with and seemed to enjoy themselves as much as we did. The range of talents was broad. We had old hand Gavin McLurg come back and push the envelope, knocking off a variety of 100k flights and even an out-and-return vol-bivouac to the mountains above Manali with John. Then there was Dominic West, star of TV series The Wire, who arrived with his longest flight a 15-minute ridge soar over the green hills of Wiltshire, UK. Within two days he had logged a three-hour 35km epic in post-frontal combat thermals. It is amazing what can be done from Billing with modern gliders, the right attitude and - dare we say it - good guidance.

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Wojtec in deep over the back


Dom+Kids@landing
Dom and his latest group of fans

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