HER-STORY MADE! Charlotte (Charlie) King, Cross Country Magazine’s news editor, became the first British woman to successfully fly from Kilimanjaro on 27 September 2017!
She was part of Paraglide Kilimanjaro's expedition (powered by Between Heaven & Earth). All of the pilots on the expedition flew from Kilimanjaro's summit making it a 100% success! 3 times Red Bull X-Alps athlete, Pierre Carter, from South Africa, Harri Eskelinen from Finland, Giovanna Poletti from Italy, Clive Williams from the UK and Matias Gomez hailing from Spain all flew off the mountain. Dawn Sarasin, a passionate mountaineer, flew as a tandem passenger along with Pierre Carter. The Paraglide Kilimanjaro ground crew was managed by Linda Willemse & Alistair Stuart. Leading them were the experienced Pierre Carter, Dawson Chonjo, Steven Mtui and Robinson Massawe along with an army of porters, cooks and other trekking staff.
We just had to put some fitting music to it, and felt that "Peponi" by The Piano Guys & Alex Boye (thepianoguys.com) sums up the strong feelings you encounter when flying from the capstone of Africa! Thank you for allowing us to use a snippet of your work Mark & The Piano Guys team!
Charlie (as she is fondly known in the paragliding community), chose to fly off with a BGD Echo XS paraglider as it offers easy handling along with an ultralight harness, the Sky Paragliders Sky Crux. Her Syride SYS’Nav offered the required navigation assistance and she beautifully captured the moment with her GoPro!
More information: paraglidekilimanjaro.com