A throwback to 2011 - first legal Paragliding flights from Kilimanjaro.
The magic happened on 16 September 2011 when a group from Southern Africa successfully paraglided from Kilimanjaro. Andrew Smith (South Africa), Chris Lotter (Namibia) and tandem pilot Pierre Carter with passenger Marianne Schwankhart. Thank you to the Tanzanian Authorities for making this possible!
Other team members on this expedition were Jeff Wishnie (USA), James Braid (SA), Jeremy Holdcroft (SA), Alistair Stuart (SA), Linda Willemse (SA), Guy Pitman (SA), Samantha Braid (SA), Kyle O'Donogue (SA), Matthew Rosmarin (SA), Samuel Rousseau (NAM), Dawson Chonjo, Steven Mtui, Joel Maya & Joseph Bareli along with 55 other mountain crew inclusive of porters, cooks etc. Linda Willemse started negotiating for the rights to legally fly from Kilimanjaro back in 2001 with Pierre Carter joining forces later years for his 7Summits7Flights quest. They received the official permission from the Tanzanian Authorities in 2010 and a year later the whole team stood on the summit of Africa's tallest mountain - Kilimanjaro!
UK's Clive Williams is adventurous paragliding pilot who loves travelling. On 27 Sep 2017 he ticked flying from Africa's highest mountain off his list. Thank you Harri Eskelinen for taking this stunning picture of Clive flying next to Kibo moments after take off.
Dawn Sarasin is no ordinary lady. She loves high mountains, skiing and climbing. She is not a paragliding pilot herself, but often get hold of an experienced paragliding tandem pilot to fly her from big mountains after she summit it herself. On 27 September 2017 this lady from Switzerland sat in the passenger harness with Pierre Carter from the Paraglide Kilimanjaro team. She beautifully captured the 90 minute flight experience on film.