We finally headed off back up to the summit to see how strong it was and weren't suprised by the 15 to 18 knot winds with a bitty chill blowing over the top from the north. We decided to head over to the west peak to see if it was better and were not rewarded by lesser winds. But with me wanting to to practice strong wind launches and thinking it is probably compression on the mount we decided to give it a go with Pedram elected to go first to ensure Ronnies tandem will make it out to the landing area as Pedram had the fastest wing. It was Ok to get off once you controlled it over head and crept forward inch by inch until the compression released you.
I stayed back to give Ronnie a hand with the tandem and after 3 attempts I finally pushing him and his brother off then I begun to get my gear ready.
The wind was increasing and my launch took even longer to move forward as the wind had increased but I managed by keeping it above my head and pushed myself off a rock to get out into steeper terrain in front.
I got my phone out and video'd The mountain and launch behind me.
We landed down in the valley just out from where the cars parked and I stayed true to my training and walked back to the cars at the start with glider on my back.