Vortex, the UK distributor of Digifly Flight Instruments was one of the sponsors of Gareth Aston and Steve Nash's expedition to the ‘land of the blue sky’, Mongolia.
Three times the size of France with a population a thirtieth that of Britain, a country with unparalleled open spaces, skies so vast, it is said by some you can see the curvature of the earth. This, matched with some of the most extreme weather on the planet make it a truly awesome destination.
At the heart of the trip was the aim to traverse by paraglider the Khangai Nuruu mountain range situated in the centre of Mongolia. The goal was to cross totally unsupported, with the pilots carrying all they need to fly and survive.
More details can be see at www.spirallingthesteppes.com. Here are a selection of images from their trip.
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