Posted: Oct 09, 2015 09:50 pm EDT
(Tina Sjogren) Everest paraglides, wingsuit glides, heli landings and basejumps: Over the years we've covered a number of cool air stunts in the extremes and now another is kicking off, although closer to home.
The Icarus Trophy, a 2 week long air race on paramotors across US without support, is launching Monday October 12.
Aussie contender "Fisch" Kristan Fischer headed over to America earlier this spring to train with World Champion Paramotor pilot Ryan Shaw of Paradrenalin to become competition ready.
Fisch will be equipped with nothing more than a paraglider, motor and the bare essentials to bivouac each night for 2 weeks during the air race, which he says is the longest and toughest in the world.
“Unsupported means you'll be flying with everything you need to survive strapped to your very person,” explain the race organizers. “If you get lost, it's down to you to get yourself unlost.” But it’s more about the adventure than the race says Icarus website: “We always find the people who come in last have the best stories to tell.”
Contenders start in Washington State with a paramotor strapped on their backs, and finish 1400 miles later in southern California.
(Race filed at Pythom.com/Events)
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