Crashing in the Himalayas

Two friends experience the trip of a lifetime as they attempt the first crossing of the entire Nepalese Himalayan range by paraglider.  John Silvester is one of the world’s leading paragliders and a former member of the British paragliding team.  By contrast, his companion, Alun Hughes has only been in a dual paraglider once before. Silvester aims to travel from the border with India, 500km East along the main Himalayan chain to Pokara. En route they drop from the sky into villages which have never experienced Western visitors before. When they suddenly get caught in sinking avalanches of air, Silvester is left with nothing but adrenaline to use as fuel. Hughes is petrified as they crash land, and their chute collapses.