FROM XC MAG, APRIL 2017 – Lifting the Veil: Paragliding in Iran, by Nick Greece
‘You’re gonna film and fly paragliders in Iran? You’re crazy!’
Nick Greece was obsessed with the idea of flying in Iran, but as a US citizen it was almost impossible to visit. But 18 months ago a thaw in diplomatic relations allowed him a rare sporting visa, and a chance to fly in a country he knew little about.
His discovery? That passports are made of paper, and that paragliding trumps politics, every time.