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1860 miles later…

It’s funny how decisions happen, they sort of sneak up on you then kind of explode in a fury of intuition and gut feeling. I was this way that last week I wired rather a lot of money to a … Continue reading

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hailstones

After yesterdays inability to even start the task had my stomach turn with talk that today¬†we were to try to fly over the¬†Grossglockner. I felt that it was not sensible for me to even try and started to visualise a … Continue reading

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skittishness

The task today was to cross the main chain of the alps and not come back, we had no retrieve and so I collected leaflets about busses and trains on the 2 main corridors back. Ambition is good but however … Continue reading

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un volo un po’ lungo

Takeoff sometimes is blocked for a while with people not sure enough to launch, this was the case today, in a deeply ironic twist the waiting person, worried that it was nil winds launched after a dusty pranced through the … Continue reading

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peaceful

The plan had been to compete at the Slovenian Open – itself me responding to Gerolf’ suggestion after seeing I had signed up for the Austrian Open, that conversation resulted in me joining his class and the weather helped us … Continue reading

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Feeling tired

When I woke I was not feeling great, I was worried to get through the last day ok and found me tired and anxious. Dan arrived and although it was great to talk with him I then forgot a few … Continue reading

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Repeat and try again…

My day started well, I launched first and got into a climb quickly, initial progress was good. This thing of ‘initial progress being good’ should be a warning sign… or the feeling that I am gliding too much or going … Continue reading

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Waiting for the day…

After yesterday’s rain today started cloudy and rubbish feeling, the forecast however was for better so I got ready and we went to takeoff. Gerolf is a fascinating character we have great discussions in the car going up the hill. … Continue reading

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Adventure flying

Today I had to get over the sense that yesterday was so good that I was again worried I may do something stupid because I thought I was like a hero… sometimes nerves always find a way to win. I … Continue reading

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Ridge soaring

I was so deeply worried about today.. For weeks it’s been playing in my mind, will I be able to cope – am I able enough – do I have the experience needed – will I survive this time – … Continue reading

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Transition

After waiting and dreaming and vaguely being very nervous I am finally in the alps. The camping place is beautifully full of pilots, but also very well equipped with jet propelled showers and endless hot water, I am in heaven. … Continue reading