Colorful fall thermal climb with Scott and Bo to 15,300′. Check out the orange aspens by Gothic Peak, let’s go there! Back at the Butte Jeff and John join the fun. High altitude HG landing tip: Pull on extra speed, level out in ground effect 5′ agl, let glider slow to trim speed, as soon as you start to lose altitude FLARE. Use little to no flaps landing a rigid wing at altitude. That’s 120 lbs of gear settling gently on my shoulders at our 9000′ msl LZ with a 1 mph headwind.