Ben Letham

Sky-high healing

Dangling thousands of feet above the ground, Andra Whipple can picture the "contagious smile" of her late boyfriend, Ben Letham. The Queenstowner's daring aerial performances while hanging on 'looped silks' from a paraglider over Coronet Peak have already been viewed...
The sisters of a Queenstown parapenter who died last month say they have been overwhelmed by support and are suffering "hug fatigue". GForce Paragliding pilot Ben Letham, 26, originally from Scotland, died on April 22 after crashing while on a solo recreational flight. One of his...
Queenstown's climbing community is in shock after two tragic accidents within a few days. New Zealand Alpine Team members Conor Smith, of Queenstown, and Sarwan Chand, of Wanaka, died in a fall in the Darran Mountains, Fiordland National Park. Their bodies...
Civil Aviation Authority investigators visited Queenstown Primary School yesterday as they tried to piece together why parapenter Ben Letham fell to his death. Initial reports suggest the canopy on the 26-year-old's parapente collapsed during his solo recreational flight and he...
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