Antoine Girard, attempting to summit the 8,000-meter Himalayas, plans a very special project on July 2016: a 3-week paragliding exploration of the Pakistan Karakoram mountains. Aboard his paraglider with all his bivouacking equipment, including tent and food, he hopes that the Himalayan winds will guide him to its highest peak through the infinite beauty and freedom of the grand natural environment. If successful, he will set the highest paragliding record in history. But the air current between the 8,000-meter peaks is harsh, the air is thin, and takeoffs and landings are no easy tasks. (JANG Bo-young)
Christian SCHMIDT, Antoine GIRARD
Christian Schmidt is an independent writer and director focusing in documentaries of adventure, outdoor sport, society and science. Antoine Girard is an adventurer in extreme sports and nature. In 2016, he achieved an incredible accomplishment in paragliding, reaching an altitude of 8,157m by flying over one of the 14 highest summits on the planet.