"From Colombia to Svalbard, we’re all addicted to base”, reads the coverline on the latest issue of Cross Country magazine, issue 158. Hitting doormats around the world
it is available digitally now.
At 132 pages it is again packed with the latest and best from the free-flying world, including the cover feature – in which tandem paramotor pilot Christophe Blanc-Gras heads to Svalbard to help shoot snowboarders, avoid polar bears and fly the man from the BBC. Plus:
Freeze Frame: We showcase the very best from our time at the Paragliding World Championships in Roldanillo, Colombia.
Curved Ball: We talk to the experts, including Paramotor World Champion Alex Mateos, about learning how to fly pylons.
Off the Wall: Red Bull X-Alps wildcard Dave Turner introduces himself – from climbing big walls in Patagonia to crossing the Alps by paraglider twice.
Tudo Bem Brazil: Stein Gjosund heads to Brazil on a guided hang gliding tour with world record holder Dustin Martin.
How Hot is Hot? We take the new Advance Iota and UP’s Summit XC 3 to Monaco to explore just what ‘High-end EN B’ means.
The Hangar: World record holder Tom Weissenberger on what he learnt on a recent trip to Ecuador.
Icaristics: Former Paragliding World Champion Bruce Goldsmith discusses brake length – and explains how to make sure yours are set just right.
Ignition: Jeff Goin asks ‘Have paramotor wings got too small?’
IQ: We unpick the latest statistics from the paragliding industry that show just how many pilots there are around the world.
Mountain Flying: Jon Chambers talks about turbulence and why it’s often our friend, not foe, when flying the mountains.
My Line: Volunteer tandem pilot Sebastien Tulasne on the unique FFVL scheme that helps wheelchair users get in the air.
Naked Pilot: Fresh from flying the World Championships on his home turf Colombia’s Julian Carreno reveals exactly what gives him wings.
Toolbox: Dean Eldridge looks deep into your reduction drive – and tells you things you never knew.
Harness Review 1: We hook in to the new Advance Lightness 2.
Harness Review 2: And we fly the new Sup’Air Delight 2.
All the News: Plus, as always we round up all the new products on the market in paragliding, hang gliding and paramotoring.