Nick has had several excellent days of flying, and has been leap-frogging up the rankings, and as at the end of Monday is now in ninth position, just behind Ferdy van Schelven from the Netherlands (and who competed here in NZ several years ago).

  • Saturday:  203km of flying – greatest distance covered by any of the pilots that day!
  • Sunday: 366km of flying – four flights, again greatest distance covered!
  • Monday: 315km of flying – third greatest distance

View on Sunday – just after getting over the 3600m pass – near Zermatt  Photo: Nick Neynens

An elated Nick! – screen grab from video

Redbull article on Nick’s “Great Day” – they talk about “understated Kiwis” – however, this video of Nick, shortly after he’d gone over a 3600m pass with ten metres to spare suggests otherwise!

Camping location on Monday night.
On Monday night Nick climbed up to 2200m on the side of Le Cheval Noir.  This puts him in a good position to climb up early in the morning for a long glide down the valley, and to then climb up to another launch site later in the day when the thermals are working.  Ferdy is 21km ahead, and he is camped 650m lower down.  How much advantage will this give Nick as he attempts to catch up to Ferdy? It will be exciting to watch events unfold from about 4pm (NZ time) on Tuesday

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