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Gavin Foster, BHPA instructor for 20 years, founded Alpine-Ascent Ltd in 1991 to import Advance paragliders and paragliding equipment.
Gavin spends most of his time working from his home in Chamonix France, where he is able to take advantage of great flying conditions,
When Gavin is not running paragliding holidays, demo and test weekends for pilots and dealers, or flying, Gavin is also the MD of Ski Weekend a specialist holiday company providing tailor made skiing holidays, established 25 years ago.

The Advance UK office is based in Topsham Devon, from where the Advance products are distributed to customers and dealers throughout the UK.