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Women in Sports – Altitude with Attitude

Although female participation in most sports has indeed increased over time, there is still some effort that needs to be made to change that. Altitude with Attitude comes led by female figures that empowered the flying-based sky sports.

Let’s take a look at this interesting and exciting paragliding event in Victoria.

Altitude with Attitude takes place in Bright, northeast Victoria, where pilots climb up first to reach The Mystic Park Mountain steep and launch to fly across the valley. Lucy Snowden helped to host the event and said it is a beautiful experience everybody should try sometime.

Altitude with Attitude Purposes

Altitude with Attitude Women’s Fly-in is an Australian event created to promote female paragliding by encouraging women to build up comradery and skills. This event is aiming to develop workshops to teach weather forecasting skills and harness setup, and also develop skills to maintain a safe-fly community.

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Paragliding and Sexism

Kirsten Seeto is the woman that operated the fly-in for 11 years and is aware that the sports industry can be sexist. That’s why it’s time to progressively change that. She said that most people don’t realize it because it is normalized behaviour in the sports industry.

Australian Female Paragliding

Kari Ellis represents female paragliding across Europe and the world spreading women’s confidence and community values. She joined the Attitude with Attitude event to encourage women to fly in, share experiences, and be able to fly with other women.

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Workshop for Beginners

Although there were windy conditions, that wasn’t a reason to stop the pilots, who claimed they have learned more than just flying skills.

The call has been done to all females to launch themselves to the workshops and learn the skills needed to keep developing paragliding in Australia. There are many female representations in sports and that is something that needs to keep increasing.