Video: Ueli Steck Learns To Paraglide

We’ve known for some time that Ueli Steck has been using a paraglider in some interesting ways to bag multiple peaks in the Alps but learning to fly his glider wasn’t as easy as he now makes it look. In the video below, Ueli shares his early training with us while talking about his new-found love for the sport and ways that he can use it to his advantage in the mountains.

A guy like Ueli seems to make everything look so easy, so it’s kind of funny to see him struggle at first. But of course he learns to use his paraglider quite nicely in the end and we now know what he is capable of. Still, it is always interesting to find out what the Swiss Machine is up to.

Kraig Becker