The South African team of The Times photographer MARIANNE SCHWANKHART and champion paraglider PIERRE CARTER this week conquered their first challenge in their 7summits7flights adventure. The team aims climb to the summits of the seven highest mountains on the seven continents and paraglide off them – a world first which they will share via photos video and blogs from the most remote and fragile corners of the earth. They climbed the 5642m Mount Elbrus in Russia and succeeded in flying off under difficult conditions. They trip will raise money for ‘The Trust’, a charity aimed at assisting the disadvantaged in achieving their own dreams.
Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say superb blog!