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Paragliding in early 1990's

 
Paragliding in early 1990\'s

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Object Title: Paragliding in early 1990's

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Created/Edited: Oct 10, 2010 / Oct 10, 2010

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Unter Rothorn, Zermatt.

After a successful ascent of Monte Rosa, I spent a day doing 1500m paraglider descents from the Unter Rothorn, into Zermatt, landing in a tiny landing area sandwiched between the railway station and the helicopter landing pad.

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
Zermatt from 1500m above

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
Searching for the landing area

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
Photo of me approaching the landing area

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
Touch-down in Zermatt after 1500m descent.

Paragliding in the Chamonix Valley

A flight from the Brevent above Chamonix, taking off from Plan Praz - riding rough thermals to over 300m above top station of the Brevant. And then suffering 75% canopy deflation and loss of 100m in an uncontrolled spiral dive. In the violent manoevers involved with recovery, I experienced a full deflation and saw the town of Chamonix over the top of my canopy before normal flight restored. I was glad to get down on the ground!

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
Take off from Plan Praz, half way up the Brevant.

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
Climbing above Plan Praz in very rough air.

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
Looking down on Brevant top station after recovery from a violent canopy deflation.

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
During recovery from the canopy deflation I saw this same view over the top of my paraglider!

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
Starting to descend - away from the rough air over the Brevant & Aiguille Rouges.

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
Starting to plan approach to Chamonix landing field.

 
Paragliding in early 1990 s
Safely back down on Terra Firma - watching another paraglider land.






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