As tempting as it is to jump to the present, I won’t. I’ll tell the story from the beginning… Once upon a time, a long two weeks ago, we arrived in Annecy. Sleep deprived and hungry, we were in no state for our first day of flying. This day was only ever intended to be […]
Here it is…. a two man tent, weighing in at an astonishing 600g (including all accessories) or thereabouts. And much to most peoples surprise, it is waterproof! It’s a seriously cool piece of kit. Check out the ZPacks Hexamid Twin…
Not wanting to be outdone by the Irish, I arranged for a terrible forecast to be converted into alternating awesome flying and rain. We arrived in Keswick to see gliders up on Latrigg. So off we went. The lack of a bottom landing field was all the encouragement Mel needed to practice her slope landing […]
We had only two opportunities to fly during our week in Ireland. Being realistic in our expectations of Irish weather, neither Mel nor I expected to fly. We got lucky… twice. As a picture paints a thousand words, Mel’s facebook album tells a far better story than I could write, so I’ll keep it brief… […]
My training’s complete. The 21st dawned a sunny day. With my sister’s car and decidingly little information, I was off to Wales. The Blorenge was going to be good… Upon getting to Abergavenny, I needed lunch. In a hurry, I grabbed a bag of crisps. Much to my disappointment, the bag contained salt and vinegar […]
Over recent weeks I’ve somehow committed myself to write a blog whilst I’m away. My track record for communicating whilst on holiday is somewhat poor! I’ll be impressed if I write anything, even more impressed if anyone reads it, and stunned if I can keep people engaged! I can but try! We’d initially planned to […]
Everyone knows that Reuben has flown like a legend this season, but there’s another hero (or heroine) out there! Having finished as the second placed woman in Nelson, and top NZ woman, she was in prime position for the title. In an attempt to avoid the spotlight, she wasn’t going to go to Rotorua. Fortunately […]
Here’s some words from UP… I can’t wait to find out more! “When we first introduced the Trango XC2, after having certified it to EN C standards, we frankly thought the life of the Summit series wings was over. Boy were we wrong! Although the Trango XC2 is a very accessible wing it has turned […]
We’ll be in Ireland late May/early June. What better an opportunity to share some knowledge on the other side of the globe. Get in touch if you’re interested in participating and i’ll keep you informed as the plan develops.
SIV and XC Course Dates Finalised for 2013/14 21st-23rd December – SIV, 26th-30th December – Nelson XC, 8th-13th January – Wanaka XC, 18th-23rd January – Nelson XC, 6th-10th February – SIV, 15th-20th February – Rotorua XC, 13th-17th March – SIV.