Neverseen Tower attempt, Indian Himalaya, 2012

In August 2012 Jesse Falls and I attempted an unsupported second ascent of the alpine rock climb called Horn Please, located in the Indian Himalaya. This stunning climb shoots up Neverseen Tower, a granite tower found in a valley branching off the Miyar Nala (Valley) in Northern Himachel Pradesh. Horn Please was first climbed in September... Continue Reading →

Squad not squid

What a crazy couple of weeks. I am sitting on the plane on my way to Queenstown after having just competed in two Australian cross country paragliding competitions (Bright and Corryong). Two years ago, after my first competition, I made the lofty goal of trying to make the Australian Paragliding Cross Country squad. I didn’t... Continue Reading →

Paragliding safety kit

This kit weighs in at just 350 grams and lives in my harness. I feel this is a necessary item and is particularly useful for overseas trips and adventure flying. Modify this and come up with your own concoction for flying cross country at home, on international trips, for competitions or soaring your local coastal site.... Continue Reading →

What is the Tanami Project?

The Tanami Project has grown out of my desire to fly and document the free flying in Central Australia. The mostly sandy Tanami Road extends for 1,000 km from Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory, into Western Australia’s Halls Creek. I believe the area has amazing potential for adventure flying. History As far as I... Continue Reading →

Tips for paragliding in Bir, India

Paragliding in Bir is a magical experience. The reliability of the weather and varied terrain make this a world class site. Pilots can bite off as much as they can chew. Low airtime pilots can cruise the front range fine tuning their thermalling while more experienced pilots can explore the back range where on a... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Richie’s Adventures

Welcome my friend. For those who don't know me my name is Richard Binstead (people call me Rich) and I enjoy the outdoor adventure life - paragliding, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking, trout fishing... anything to avoid real work really. I have been meaning to write a blog for many years but I got distracted.... Continue Reading →

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