The extreme spice

Slovenia starts developing an entire army of sportspeople who are crazy in love with the excitement and the unconventional.

In January, at the other end of the world – meaning Colombia – the Paragliding World Championship brought a great surprise for the Slovenians. Their national team came home with the silver medal they had won at the most important international paraglide competition, being just one step behind Germany and outclassing Spain. The competition lasted two weeks and each day the weather varied, thus testing the skills and the attention of the 148 gliders, who came here from 38 countries around the globe.

Paragliding is a serious thing that you cannot joke around with. One must master perfectly the object that helps with the flying, and then catch the right wind, without pushing or forcing on the paraglide. It is a high risk sport that takes place among hills and low mountains. The Colombian city of Roldanillo, lying in a valley over the Cordilleran Mountains, was the perfect spot for rising high and floating over the world.

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