Cross-country paraglider soars Broad Peak

Antoine Girard has broken the 8,000m mark in high-altitude cross-country paragliding, soaring Broad Peak, the world’s 12th highest mountain, in a seven hour flight on Saturday 23 July 2016.

According to US adventure pilot Brad Sander, who lives in Pakistan and supplied Antoine with oxygen, Antoine climbed through cloudbase at 6,500m and then soared and thermalled up the western slopes of Broad Peak to the summit.

“This is the flight of the century,” Brad said, talking from Pakistan, “it’s beyond anything anyone has done so far.” Full story