Advanced Alpine Paragliding - Chamonix
This course/holiday is aimed at CP Pilots with at least 15 hours airtime. We will be flying the high alpine take offs around the Chamonix Valley. Some of the flying in this region involves a degree of overflying glaciated areas which can be exciting. Thermic conditions can often be excellent and altitude gains considerable.
Several pilots have managed to top land Mt Blanc at this time of year.
The Chamonix valley has a number of excellent take off areas many of which we will use depending on conditions. We expect to give participants the chance to fly the Planpraz, Brevent, Plan du Midi and hopefully the Aiguille du Midi, one of the worlds most spectacular take off sites giving nearly a 9000 ft top to bottom. The Midi launch area is exacting to the north and fairly straightforward to the south. The flight down the Valley Blanche from the south launch (see video) is over glaciers and cravasses returning to the Chamonix valley via the mer du glace. We will be using the telepherique (cable car) system to speed our access to the good flying sites so there are no significant walk up to do.
We have chosen Chamonix as the venue for this course mainly because of the fantastic flying potential of the area. Evening entertainment however is also a factor and Chamonix does not disappoint. Great restaurants and bars, fast food and cocktails some offering half price "happy hour" which seem to last several hours in fact, ensure a good night out after the busy flying day.
Accommodation in the valley
There are plenty of options available from camp sites near to the centre of town to top quality hotels and just about every grade of accommodation in between. We can supply a list of good reasonable accommodation to anyone interested.
- 08 September 2017
£495.00 Course only - excludes accommodation and uplift cable cars.