Charlotte (Charlie) King
Cross Country Magazine's news editor

The first British woman to solo paraglide from Kilimanjaro




Charlotte King, Cross Country Magazine’s news editor successfully flew from Kilimanjaro on 27 September 2017 - becoming the first British lady to achieve this amazing feat!


She was part of the September 2017 expedition organised by Paraglide Kilimanjaro. All pilots on the trip successfully flew from the summit - a 100% success rate!


Charlie as she is fondly known in the paragliding community, chose to fly off with a BGD Echo XS paraglider offering easy handling along with an ultralight harness, the Sky Paragliders Sky Crux. Her Syride Sys’nav offered the needed navigation assistance and she beautifully captured the moment with her GoPro Hero!


We just had to put some fitting music to the video, and felt the amazing music by ThePianoGuys & Alex Boye ( sums up of 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 & ThePianoGuys team!

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