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Old 10-07-2019, 03:24 PM   #3
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I would hope that's an experienced, accomplished pilot.
Unless they can find some upward moving thermals, those sailplanes lose elevation for every foot forward. Modern sailplanes have impressive glide ratios, but it's a one way ride (except for those thermals). Tough to gain elevation in a hurry, should, say, Wright Peak pop up in front of you. Also, options for landing seem quite limited in the High Peaks...

Neil, what would you estimate was their elevation?
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