International Paragliding Troupe makes Assessments
Udhampur(J&K),April 27 --Endowed with majestic scenic splendour, the Outer Himalayas and the Shivalak hills of
Recently, a group comprising of world-class paragliders from different countries including
The team lead by Capt Satish Pathania and Adie Kumar, organisers of “Fly Himalaya” carried out extensive touring to meticulously study the topography and identify various take-off and landing locations at Meer Chulna, Sankari Devta and Natha top etc. The team members were quite excited in spotting out these locations which they termed as equivalent to the best anywhere in the world.
Brad Sander of the United States of America, with over 400 hours of flying time clocked in USA and nine other countries, who is the world record holder for the highest solo flight reaching an altitude of 7750 m and also the world record holder of the highest tandem flight, 6990m, remarked that none would have ever imagined that these lofty mountains could also have in their fold “the best paragliding sites”.
Admiring the scenic beauty with which Udhampur district is blessed, Anita Zulauff a female paragliding pilot from
The group also sought assistance from the District Administration in carrying out their futuristic plans for promotion of adventure sports in the district. In this connection, the District Development Commissioner Udhampur, Mr Ajay Khajuria was apprised about the details of the findings and propositions of the group during an interaction at Udhampur. Providing details of the Across Himalayas Expedition, co-organiser Capt Pathania disclosed that the sites in Udhampur district had been found suitable for international paragliding events spread over
Tags: Paragliding , International , Outer Himalayas , Shivalak Hills Of Jammu
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