Advance UK Dealers.

We aim to provide the ultimate paragliding equipment to UK pilots through a network of dedicated dealers and schools. Click here for your nearest.

Online Clothing Store

To view or buy Advance clothing online. Visit our online store. here

Paragliding holidays

Our unique alpine base, with access to some of the best flying in the Alps. more »


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.

Gavin’s Blog

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Day 3

Some high clouds this morning! We will see.Jon Dakin Hugh and Gavin in Goal best 3

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Task stopped

Nice day 71 km task cats cradle task stopped after 1 mid air and another reserve

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Take off

Getting ready

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Comp day 1

Sunny but predictions of Weak thermals 150 pilots scrabbling could be interesting! Breif on take off

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Why Advance?

There have been many changes in the Paragliding market in the last 20 years.

Manufactures have come in a blaze of glory, made bold statements, and have faded away.
Some have re-invented themselves on a number of occasions calling themselves something new just to add further confusion to the customers and market place.