Carsten von Birckhahn, Edelrid Brand Manager, Dies in Paragliding Accident

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Carsten von Birckhahn. Photo: Courtesy Edelrid

Carsten von Birckhahn, brand manager of Edelrid, died Saturday, July 15, in a paragliding accident in Val di Mello in the Italian Alps. He was 49.

Von Birckhahn was born on February 6, 1968 in Brazil, where he grew up. He later moved to Germany, then to Switzerland. While working at Edelrid, he drove from Switzerland through Austria to the company’s headquarters in southern Germany each day.

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