Tag Archive for Everest Gliding

Solo above the Roof of the World

On February 1st Klaus Ohlmann reported the first solo soaring flight above Mount Everest. In an e-mail that was quickly distributed around the world he explains: “In a measurement flight near Lukla I stopped the motor. Nearly no wind below 6000 m, difficult thermals. Between Pumori and the entrance of the Khumbu Glacier smooth lift…

Everest Gliding – Sebastian Kawa’s new Goal

Reading his book “Sky Full of Heat” I stumbled across a passage where the Champion was talking about soaring in the Himalayas. It sounded as if nobody had been there before, and as if Sebastian had already considered trying some soaring over the highest mountains on Earth? Half a year later a friend sent me…