It was pretty windy at the top, and concerned about it increasing, I threw out my gear, connected the 'work in progress' that would represnt my harness for the flight down and took off. Rather magically, the clouds were below us, so we flew out over them in rather strong winds (which, slightly concerningly felt a lot like mountain wave) before descending into the valley.
So, how, you ask, was the harness? Well initially I couldn't work out why I seemed to be facing at an angle of 45degrees to the direction I was flying in, but after I found one of the adjustments had slipped during take off and corrected it, it was rather good. It felt completely different to my other harness (the Delight from Sup'Air) and therefore took a bit of getting used too. Can't give anymore away, it is after all a protoype!
Interestingly the next evening this peak was covered in snow which fell on Sunday night down to 1500m. The seasons are changing!
|Tom Payne preparing to launch with Mount Blanc in the background|
|Looking towards Geneva with the clouds below|