Paragliding

So we had a ball!!

On 3rd September I officially sent out the invites to the Wings of Kilimanjaro charity ball.  I had no raffle prizes, no auction prizes, no funds for printing, no dj, no auctioneer, no photographer and no idea how I was going to pay for a drinks reception/decoration etc….  But what I did have was a […]

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The Lord Mayors Show, London 2012

At the beginning of September I got a phone call from Australia, from Adrain McRae, the man behind the Wings of Kilimanjaro project. (A world first project that at the end of Jan next year will see up to 200 adventure philanthropists, including me, climb and attempt to fly from the roof of Africa raising […]

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Climbing and Paragliding Gran Paradiso, 4061m. The Aosta Valley – Italy

A couple of weeks ago I was in the Aosta Valley in Italy. The plan was to climb Monte Rosa (the highest mountain on the Swiss/Italian boarder and the second-highest in both the Alps and western Europe at 4,634m) and paraglide down from the top. However the snow put an end to those plans. A […]

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Wings of Kilimanjaro

I’ve wanted to climb Kilimanjaro for ages… & so when I heard about this project – ‘To climb and fly from the roof of the world, raising lots of money for charity too’ it grabbed my attention. Wings of Kilimanjaro, originally Kili20twelve, was the fantastic and bold idea of Adrian McRae who first climbed Kilimanjaro […]

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Is it possible to launch and fly a paraglider from the top of the world?

Yes! In 1988 an incredible man called Jean Marc Bovin made the first solo paragliding flight from the top of Mount Everest. …After an hour and a half preparation, Frenchman Jean-Marc Boivin launched a paraglider on 26 September from near the summit in a gusty 40 km/h wind to make the  “First paraglider flight from […]

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