The pilots blog
Alone in the mists I go, with only my inner compass for direction, passing Rakaposhi 7788m base camp I hike the 3 day trip in a morning. Over gaping glacier mouths and slippery scree slopes I make my way to the hidden green valley that beholds a solitary team in the magical meadows of Diran 7266m base camp, high in the Karakoram mountains.
Through the sleet dripping wet I arrive into camp a smile so wide my teeth collect the rain drops.
Michael Kraeftner has been flying since 1987. What he loves most is to combine different mountain activities, and to fly from a beautiful summit is always a box to tick. This time, he spent "4 crazy days" of climb &fly adventure in the beautiful dolomites.
Our Swiss team pilot, Sam Anthamatten, strikes again with a beautiful movie released by the North Face. An experienced alpinist, mountain guide, true athlete and free rider, Sam has often been confined to supporting roles in amazing adventures. It was time to highlight his great personality and ability to combine multiple disciplines to draw the perfect line.
Our French office in Saint-Hilaire had the pleasure to welcome our team pilot Agnès Gorgues and her friend Joffrey Maluski with a very nice project in mind.
These two young people from the Pyrenees practice the mountains in all their forms, push barriers and realize their dreams while warning about climate change. This time, their idea was to offer a moment of suspended poetry...
The Cerro Torre is a 3000+ meters high granite needle located in windswept Patagonia. An obsession for numerous mountaineers, the Cerro Torre has long been known as the “impossible” mountain because of the permanently bad weather and strong wind. Following in the footsteps of Fabian Buhl who took-off from its summit with his SuSi 3 in 2020, our team pilot, the Argentine Pablo Pontoriero, and the Swiss mountaineers Roger Schäli and Mario Heller also took the fastest route back to El Chalten on 19/01/2022.
Born and raised in Zermatt, Switzerland, Sam and his two brothers, Simon and Martin, started skiing as soon as they could walk. After qualifying as a mountain guide, Sam started to focus on skiing and became a world well-known freerider. All that was missing was paragliding as a string to add to his bow...