Editors’ Note: This video is in some sense a prequel to “Wave Soaring North of the Arctic Circle.” It was recorded on 8mm film at the same wave soaring camp in Sweden, but over 40 years earlier. We hope you enjoy this slice of soaring history
“For over 50 years glider pilots from all over Europe have gathered in northern Sweden on the ice runway of Paittasjärvi lake, close to Kiruna city and the highest mountain in Sweden, Kebnekaise. Kiruna soaring club (http://www.sfk-kiruna.se/) have organized this event since 1961.
This movie is digitized from old 8mm films from 1967. It is a silent movie and I have tried to follow the spirit of the era with some ‘cue cards’ in between and appropriate music (if Google lets me keep it).”