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Anybody Out There

… in the paragliding community, who is not hooked on the race now? I doubt that. Like every other paraglider pilot I know, I’m addicted to the tracks, the diaries, the news. Amazing flights. Stunning hikes. Makes me guess, „where will he head now?“ Makes me dream, I could do that as well… When Chrigel surrounded the Marmolada yesterday, from…

Green Again

There she is, my new Boomerang 6 S. She’s green again: a combination of green, dark green and white. „Clover“ is the color scheme called. I take that as a good sign. Our first flight was smooth and gentle, but – due to a severe lack of thermals – regrettably short. But summer’s not yet over. At least I hope…

Tree Hugging

Annecy, France – my first and only Paragliding Worldcup this year. A frontal system with heavy rain is coming through today. Which is good for me, because it gives me time to get my glider back from the tree, where I had to leave it yesterday. Second time in a tree this year… The way it happened: strong wind, strong…

More Women Competing

„Why do you think there are so few woman competitors?“ Des Pansi, an excellent cross country and competion pilot from South Africa asks in an interview. I got some good news for you: times are changing!Next long weekend, from Saturday till Wednesday, the „Ladies and Junior Challenge“ will take place around Interlaken. The event is traditional in the Swiss League.…

A Shot In The Dark

Z├╝rich is a wonderful place to live for me. Not only does one find the best Pizzas of whole Europe here – so I’ve been told from a friend in Berlin-, but there’s a river in front of the door, a lake of course, mountains close by, and all the cultural attractions that a lively city naturally comes with. No…

A Brandnew Feeling

On top of the overall ranking of a competition for the first time. It happended last weekend at the Swiss Cup in Frutigen. Nadia, Regula, me, Henri, David, Michi The task was set as an elapsed time race over 46 km. The flight was not exactly what I would call fun: 3 1/2 hour in weak, bumpy and quite often…

The Triangle

Forecast for May 7th: blue thermals up to 2600-3000 m, wind 20 km/h at 2000 m, 30 km/h at 3000 m and 40 km/h at 4000 m, wind direction turning from NW over W to SW during the day. So what moron would choose a triangle with its longest leg reaching from east to west? Exactly. The one who’s writing…

Fast SLO

Last weekend at the Swiss League Open (SLO) we flew two out of three tasks. Speeding around Interlaken – that definetely was fun. On the first day it worked out fine, I came 9th into goal. In the second task, my position after 2/3 of the course was even better… but then … I chose the wrong route. What I…