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11.01.17  Jean Yves tells his story first-hand
Jean Yves tells his story first-hand Jean Yves tells his story first-hand Jean Yves tells his story first-hand Jean Yves tells his story first-hand Jean Yves tells his story first-hand

4 months - 4 months away from home, from friends, from family, it doesn’t sound so long.

I had 4 months to try the first complete traverse of the Himalayas by walking and paragliding with my violin... It was an eternity, a full life, a no end story.


Suddenly, I realised that I get vertigo, I feel nausea. But what should I do? Am I crazy? Do I carry on? Do I finish? Do I come back?

In Tajikistan I was roaming around and hesitating to start my adventure. Komil, my friend and his family took care of me for 5 days. A few days later, I heard bullets whistling. After 4 days of interrogation by intelligence officers, Brakfin, the inspector, still suspicious of my innocence, helped me to leave the country, a free man.

In Pakistan, my old friends Ishaq and Shafqat felt I was hopeless. We laughed and they feed me with walnut cake, apricot oil, wild strawberries and finally I recharged my batteries. When the violent high altitude winds stopped, I needed a lot of energy to fly across Pakistan in only 6 days from the Chinese border to Islamabad. Along K2, Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat, I finally flew above Kohistan to Malika Parbat and the entrance of the Kaghan valley.

In India, a vulture’s belly touched the back of my glider. A few hours later, a Hindu shaman and his 13 disciples exorcised the mountain and sky demons from me. After 2 days of lighting storms, my friends were feeding me with a sacrificed goat in a rock cave.

In Doplo (Nepal), I left Gagan Kali, Lal and the little Disti in this fantastic region I always dreamed to visit. Eyes in the sky because of so much kindness and beauty, I crashed!

I flew too close to a cliff, my glider collapsed and suddenly I fell to the ground. For 2 hours I didn’t know if I was living or dreaming. Dreaming I had no injuries, I was caught by the Himalayan trap. I had to take off again, to face the cliff.


In Sikkim, I joined John Anthoney, a Facebook friend and pilot. He followed my all Himalayan trip. With Munna, his wife, they took me home. I was skin and bones. I had lost 15 kg by the end of Nepal traverse. 5 days later I left again by air for the Sikkim paragliding traverse.

In the end, I reached the final region of the Himalaya mountain range: Arunachal Pradesh. The region features glaciers and high peaks and the local people eat strange insects and caterpillars. I was flying above the jungle, hearing monkey and bird screams. Take offs and thermals started to be rare. I was very far from home. My head was full, too full. In Sepa, Gourishankar, his wife and his 3 daughters took care of me. I was sick, at the very end of my strength.


You have been so kind to me, friends from the Himalayas! Whatever your country, your religion, you, Himalayan people and your mountains helped me to forget numbers, distances, clouds bases and altitudes! Thank you so much!
17.10.17  FlyBubble presents the Niviuk new products
FlyBubble presents the Niviuk new products FlyBubble presents the Niviuk new products FlyBubble presents the Niviuk new products FlyBubble presents the Niviuk new products

Recently, FlyBubble Paragliding published an article about the new Niviuk products for the next 2018 season, introduced at the last Coupe Icare.

A very complete interview that will allow you to know better our new gliders, harnesses and accessories. You can read it by clicking here.

Thanks to FlyBubble for your post!
28.09.17  Niviuk at the Coupe Icare 2017
Niviuk at the Coupe Icare 2017 Niviuk at the Coupe Icare 2017 Niviuk at the Coupe Icare 2017 Niviuk at the Coupe Icare 2017

With this year's Coupe Icare finished, we would like to share with you the news on our new products for the next season. Discover our “New Products 2018” catalogue by clicking on the following link.

All these products will be available to order during the upcoming months. Stay tuned and prepare for Amazing Adventures.
04.09.17  The R-Bus, a docile and powerful tandem wing.
24.08.17  Bianca Heinrich: Crossing the Alps.
14.08.17  Stefan Keller: Fly to feel again.
01.08.17  Liv Sansoz to the conquest of the Alps.
24.07.17  “Klimber P is amongst the top!”
29.06.17  RSD, a new flight experience
08.06.17  Safety joins performance in Peak 4
22.05.17  Gavin McClurg faces the North of Known.
 
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News
17.10.17
FlyBubble presents the Niviuk new products.
FlyBubble Paragliding published an article about the new Niviuk products
28.09.17
Niviuk at the Coupe Icare 2017.
Discover our “New Products 2018” and prepare for Amazing Adventures.
04.09.17
The R-Bus, a docile and powerful tandem wing.
Recently the French Paramoteur+ magazine tested the R-Bus and reported the Niviuk wing to be a complete success.
24.08.17
Bianca Heinrich: Crossing the Alps.
Bianca Heinrich has just crossed the Alps from Chamonix in France to Slovenia. Read her adventure.
14.08.17
Stefan Keller: Fly to feel again.
Meet Stefan Keller, an example of overcoming that rediscovered the sensation of flying.
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