I turned downwind, instead of the safer upwind, along the ridge since it usually provides better lift. I flew as close as I dare and slowly gained only to be thwarted by a detour around old vertical pipes exposed by erosion. I continued zooming along downwind until the ridge dropped below my height and I was finally able to get established on top of the ridge.
I was having a good time until I made risky move during a lull. In just a few minutes I was back on the ground watching Max and Vitaly flying overhead. Sigh.
Enjoy the video.
Flights: 1, Duration: 0:45