«The expedition, called Wings of Kilimanjaro, is the brainchild of Australian pilot Adrian McRae, who first gave birth to the idea of a mass hike-and-fly charity event in September 2010.
It was an idea not without its hurdles though. Paragliders weren’t legally allowed in the Kilimanjaro National Park for more than 20 years, during which time the Tanzanian government strictly enforced a ban on the use of paragliders, hang gliders and mountain bikes on the mountain. Next year it will lift that ban for the one-time-only WOK event. «