Paragliding Trip: Egypt

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN

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CAMELS, GLIDERS AND AUTOMOBILES!

This was definately not the highlight of my paragliding career. We needed a guide to take us to a place hidden away enough to fly without being seen and therefore running the risk of being locked up as spies! This incredible journey consisted of a ride in a frightening jeep which got a puncture in the middle of the desert…without a spare, followed by an almost 3 hour trek on the back of some very uncomfortable and smelly camels. The next stage involved trying to push start a bullet riddled pick up truck before attempting an hour climb up a rocky ‘mountain’ in over 40°C heat…and all for a short gentle glide back down to the beach below. But any chance to fly in a wonderful new place is worth all of the efforts. We had come to Dahab to kite surf, but as I never travel anywhere without a glider stuffed somewhere in my luggage I was able to enjoy a beautiful flight in a stunning landscape…but the best part was that it was due to this flight that I was able to spot a bay in the distance which was to become one of the most exhilerating places that I have ever kite-surfed.

OFF FLYING...STARTS WITH A PUNCTURE IN THE DESERT

A PUNCTURE IN THE DESERT…WITHOUT A SPARE!

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STEP 2…BY CAMEL!

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MOST OF THE ENGINE IN THIS TRUCK WAS ON THE FRONT SEAT….AND WE COUNTED OVER 50 BULLET HOLES IN THE BODY WORK!

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TAKE OFF AFTER AN HOUR HIKE IN 40°c HEAT.

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STU KITES ACROSS THE STUNNING LOST LAGOON….WHICH WE WOULD NEVER HAVE FOUND WITHOUT THE FLIGHT.

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