Birdman of the Karakoram

Birdman of the Karakoram

What's it really like to fly at 7,000m, crossing frozen mountains, soaring massive rockwalls and forging new cross country routes on a paraglider in the Himalaya? To find out, adventure filmmaker Alun Hughes joins high altitude paragliding star John Silve

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Winner – Human Adventure Prize, 2009 Coupe Icare film festival in St Hilaire, France

Winner – Best Adventure Film, 2010 Trento Film Festival

'Mind blowing!' – XC Mag

What's it really like to fly at 7,000m, crossing frozen mountains, soaring massive rockwalls and forging new cross country routes on a paraglider in the Himalaya? To find out, adventure filmmaker Alun Hughes joins high altitude paragliding star John Silvester on a tandem paraglider and goes 'col busting' in the Karakoram.

Leaving the comforts of Snowdonia, UK, Alun embarks on a journey into the frozen world of extreme altitude paragliding. Installing themselves in Karimabad in the now fabled Hunza valley of the Karakoram Highway, Alun straps himself to the front of Silvester’s tandem paraglider and together they commit themselves deep into previously unflown terrain. The footage they bring back from their adventure is nothing short of astonishing.

This gripping adventure film documents not only an extraordinary pilot and the cutting edge of high altitude Himalayan paragliding, it also introduces a growing subculture of paragliding that has never been explored before.
 

About the Film

Release Date
2009
Duration
1:04
Genres
Paragliding & BASE Jump
Featuring
John Silvester and Alun Hughes
Director
Alun Hughes
Producers
Alun Hughes
Download Filesize
SD (16:9)
Birdman of the Karakoram

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