Hellgate Speedflying

Kevin Hintze

It seems fitting to start this chilly week in Florida (yes, it dipped down to 49 this morning, the outrage!) with a nice snowy video, put together by Kevin Hintze paragliding guru. Who is obviously pretty handy at this speedflying thing as well. Since I’m not fluent in English snow speak, I had to do some googling to figure out what exactly Kevin was saying in the video.
Boot packing” seems to be a rather fancy term for walking in the snow, uphill, both ways, in your ski boots and “trekkers” are those bindings that let you turn your alpine skis into touring ones for walking and back into alpine skis for skiing or flying. When your trekkers break, you end up boot packing, which is a terrible fate.

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With that out of the way, it’s on to the video. Speedflying Hellgate cliff line, across from Snowbird/Alta in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. That cliff was as close as it seems :)

We hope you enjoyed – and for those of you that want to get into speeflying – see a pro like Kevin and get some instruction – because this ain’t your daddy’s skydiving parachute.

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