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Paragliding Magic

This is a magical place that I discovered in Brazil last month. When I leave this complicated life, wherever I find myself, I will recreate the lakes and skies of this place with pure consciousness and fly there for eternity. After some time I may forget where I am, to which I will remind myself, 'Somewhere you once were.'

Hanggliding Elements

The most radical flying of my life.

X-Sertao

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Day Whatever




No more records. No more radical air. We are in Carmo do Rio Claro, just briefly, for some XC flying. 0% radical, 100% chilled. Above is an image of me climbing in a steady 3 m/s thermal after a low lake crossing from launch- the hill in the background. A 70 km out-and-return flight over small hills, turquoise lakes, and farmland. If this was tea, it would be good cup of tea.




Day 14
This would be our last attempt. The forecast changed dramatically and the next good day after today will be in 7 days. We will be long gone by then.
I launched at 8:09 am, felt the first cohesive thermal at 8:24 am, and committed at 8:30 am.. at base at 900 m above the valley, 25 min ahead of previous days.
Konrad was with me and we made the first valley and plateau crossing together. Descending the far side of the plateau we lingered in light lift desperate to avoid an early landing. Konrad was just a little lower than me and I thought he was still turning but then his glider came to a stop. He ha…

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