/ VIDEO: Ice Nine Flys Off Ama Dablam

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UKC Videos - on 11 May 2011
An ascent of the iconic Nepalese mountain Ama Dablam by Stuart Holmes (ably supported by the very capable Tim Mosedale (www.timmosedale.co.uk)) followed by the first ever descent by Speed Glider. The Yak 16.5 made by Gin Gliders weighs only 2.3kg, that's less than 3 kg total weight including harness. This type of wing made take off relatively easy in difficult gusty conditions giving a descent of just 10 minutes, thereby saving a day and a half of down-climbing.
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Watch the video: http://www.ukclimbing.com/videos/play.php?i=603

Also see: Who The Hell is Ice Nine? The Work of Stuart Holmes: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=3675
aln - on 11 May 2011
In reply to UKC Videos: Wonderful wee film, loved the music too. he takes great photos, hopefully we'll see some on here soon.
LaMentalist on 11 May 2011
In reply to UKC Videos:

beautiful , great video . 80)
In reply to UKC Videos:

Nice.

Not knowing anything about the sport, that launch looked a bit 'hairy'!


Chris
simondgee - on 11 May 2011
In reply to Chris Craggs:
...a bit rotary for a while making the ground handling a handful for a bit until it settled down ...take off was perfect though...noticed there was a cut so i'm guessing just waited for a settled window...
tell us the story Stuart.
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hakey on 11 May 2011 - host81-129-32-102.range81-129.btcentralplus.com
In reply to Chris Craggs:

> Not knowing anything about the sport, that launch looked a bit 'hairy'!

Knowing a fair bit about that sport that launch was a bit hairy - particularly the very rapid changes in wind direction whilst he was groundhandling the wing.

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