"A highly engineered piece of fabric, some impossibly skinny lines, a harness big enough to hold some emergency gear, food and water, a radio, gps, vario, a sleeping bag and a mountain range in California that stretches over 800 kilometers. And a few knuckleheads who think it's possible."
A team of paragliders sets out to break the distance record for vol bivouac flying in North America across the Sierra Mountains in California. A stunning visual journey that highlights the beauty and risks of self supported flight.
Photos by Jody MacDonald Photography. Written and narrated by Gavin McClurg. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Niviuk, GoPro, Keen, Kaenon Sunglasses, KAVU, Sharkies, Princeton tec, Flytec, Sup Air. Pilots: Nick Greece, Antoine Laurens, Oriol Fernandez, Eric Reed, Brad Sander, Gavin McClurg. Guest pilots Honza Rejmanik and Chris Hilliard
Filmed on location in the Cape Verdes, Azores, and the Outer Hebrides in Northern Scotland. Come aboard as The Best Odyssey team take to the air and to the seas and explores some of the most remote places on Earth. A paragliding, kitesurfing and sailing epic. Music by Radical Face and Bonobo. offshoreodysseys.com
The magical skyscapes of Carmo do Rio Claro, Minas Gerais, Brasil, as seen from a paraglider.
This is a magical lost place that I discovered in Brazil. When I leave this complicated life, wherever I find myself, I will recreate the lakes and sky of this place with pure consciousness and fly there for eternity. After some time I may forget where I am, to which I will remind myself, 'Somewhere you once were.'
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