Glencoe is a valley in the western Scottish Highlands that is generally regarded as having one of the more ruggedly beautiful landscapes in the UK. The problem with all this beauty, and also much of the reason for it, is that there aren't many roads for people to drive around and take it all in. There are plenty of hiking paths but even those feel limited in such big country. Luckily for us, two Frenchman a Russian and an Englishman have finally found a way to take it all in.
Enter the paramotor, an ingenious kludge of a paragliding chute and a ceiling fan with shoulder straps. The contraption, which resembles something out of Da Vinci's sketchbook, lets pilots buzz around in the heavens and experience the Highlands the way they were meant to be experienced, from 12,000 feet overhead. Remember, kids: don't drink and fly, no matter how good the whisky is.
The Highlands Were Meant to be Experienced Strapped to a Paraglider | We Are The Rovers, Ep. 4
'We are the Rovers' is a High Land adventure with a difference - an aerial journey into the Scottish wilderness with motorised paragliders. Far from the safety of flat lands and predictable landscapes, three pilots will travel high above the Highlands of Scotland, flying over dark lochs, huge mountains and deep into the beauty of the Scottish wilderness. Providing a unique perspective on an ancient and beautiful land, you'll see the best of Scotland from the air and witness the tricks and skills of some of the best pilots in the world.
Matthias Haunholder and Matthias Mayr are professional freeskiers. They may be living the dream, but they haven't done it all, and so they've made a very special list of all the things they still want to accomplish in the mountains. Now, wi...
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