Meeting in Annecy in the lead up to Red Bull Xalps 2015 we caught up with Tom de Dorlodot. He certainly is no novice when it comes to flying and hiking, with the enviable career as a paragliding professional exploring the best exotic locations around the world. So you can imagine that us kiwis were quite chuffed with the high praise he had for New Zealand, reminiscing of his trip before the last xalps with fellow competitor Ferdy Shelven (NED). As an xalps veteran we also got some insight into his tips for newcomers – well worth a listen.