Following our news of Kurt Eder's fantastic triangle on the 30th of March (worth 331.16 points in the XContest!), an article on his backcountry flights and advice on the best areas to fly in his back yard has been published in the German national association's DHV-info. Kurt loves getting away from the crowds in South Tyrol and loves going to hike&fly with his Peak 4 - and soon his Klimber P
In this article he describes some of the areas he explores like the Vetta d'Italia, a mountain he can reach by bus and hiking from his house. The ascent is more than 1000m and takes Kurt between 2-3 hours, depending on how much snow there is. The take-off is usually still covered in snow in June, so the hike is the first adventure of the day. All he has to do then is fly a triangle and land in his back garden. Last year he managed six triangles between 198km and 262km, winning him fifth place overall in the XContest - without even leaving his local region.
He explains his desire for hiking and solitude by saying that "I have enough stress at work. When I fly I want to enjoy myself
". Asked if he worries that his huge flights will attract others to the same take-off and cause crowding, he says: "No problem. There are so many possibilities here - next year I will just find new places...
You can read the full article (in German) in DHV-info vol.204 here