Archive for October, 2010


Last trip to Barco of the season.

October 17th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Yesterday, Saturday, once again a glorious day with nice climbs to around 2400m and even a 6m/s climb amongst most of the light Autumn climbs. Brian and I flew to near Barco (we wanted to get to Solana to collect Chesnuts). We got to Solana via the car with Puri and the children and managed […]

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2600m Nice Cu & light winds

October 15th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

No clients now, but Bryan and I had a break from the building with a few hours this afternoon around the valley. High pressure and good weather set to continue it seems.

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A flight to Barco

October 12th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Our last day of the season with clients and very nice conditions. I made a tandem flight this morning, easy to stay up with nice Cu´s, though a bit low. For the second flight the base was not much more than 2000m, but Bryan and I made a nice flight to Barco. Chris and Horst […]

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Kayaking on the Tormes

October 10th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Saturday bought us enough rain to go on the river. In fact, there was so much water we had to run a section very high up the Tormes, very pretty, through pine forest, though not as interesting water as the usual section. Even so, everybody managed to spend quite a time out of the boat […]

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Howling winds. A visit to Ulaca

October 8th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

John, Brian, Terry, Sandara and myself spent the moring climbing up to look at the iron age remains of the ancient village of Ulaca in the Ambles Valley. The weather has really closed in now so flying tomorrow also looks unlikely.

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Strong winds. Some Walking.

October 7th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Strong SW winds. Puri took our walking clients and Bryan up the Gredos mountains. The others opted for Salamanca.

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Light W, 26000m and stronger climbs

October 6th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

We started out at Lastra with the S forecast. Brian, myself and John flew, with me bombing early and John going over the back. The next flight at Peña Negra with a light wind on the hill an Cus dotted behind launch and in the Avila Valley. Brian flew to the pass and most of […]

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Warm gentle Autumn conditions

October 5th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Very light wind and thermal with blue skies. We did three flights, with the thermals not going to more than around 100m above the take off.

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Post cold frontal.

October 4th, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Sunday we had howling winds and some rain. However, by mid afternoon today the mountain cleared and we had some nice thermalling and soaring. Brian and I were able to get out to the river, then surf upwind in a clould streed then get back to Piedrahita for a mini-miniscule triangle. Fun though.

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Light W, blue thermals and inverted around 2000m

October 1st, 2010 - Posted by Steve

Today we had Thomas and Petra with us. They were with us during the XC open, and are with us till mid next week when they fly off to Brasil after which they will spend most of next year in Australia. Thomas myself and Juaquin made a good climb at the bottom of the big […]

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