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Hang gliding Denali and other adventures with Jim Hale

by Lorien Nettleton ~ January 15th, 2013

Jim Hale is an Alaska-raised adventurer, who found himself in Talkeetna in duiring the 1970s. Hale is back in Talkeetna this week to share photos and stories from his new book “An Alaskan Life of High Adventure” at Talkeetna Elementary School on Tuesday Night.
Jim stopped by the KTNA studios for a conversation.

listen to short interview [6:52]

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long interview [21 minutes]

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1 Response to Hang gliding Denali and other adventures with Jim Hale

  1. Rob

    Even modern Hang Gliders weigh in at 70,80 and 90 lbs these days, and are only packable down to about 6 feet. I applaud your willingness, and clearly your need for airtime, to haul those suckers up the big one for what likely turned out to be a “sledder”.

    I’ve launched form atop Haliakala in Hawaii, which is 10,000 ft..and with the air being so thin, you really need a strong launch, or a really nice cliff, or a good headwind.

    I think Alaska could become a great place to fly..access seems pretty good, getting eaten in the LZ…not so good.

    When I retire to Talkeetna, all my wings come with me!

    Fly safe.

    R Jacobs

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