Paragliding in Chamonix


I've just returned from two weeks holiday in the Chamonix valley. The area is an outdoor sports enthusiast's playground. Whilst there, I enjoyed some mountain-biking, hiking with my girlfriend and my dog, and of course, paragliding.

Click on the image below to view some photos of my trip.

Many thanks to Dennis and Gillian Trott, of the Alpine Flying Centre, for all their guidance and help while I was there.
Of course, no visit to Chamonix would be complete without a trip to the famous Aiguille Du Midi. A two-stage cable car takes you to a station built on 3 mountain peaks. The highest of which is perched at 3842 metres (12,600ft!) above sea level. The lack of oxygen at this altitude makes even the slightest physical exertion, like climbing a flight of stairs, seem like running a marathon. I won't bore you with the dozens of photos I took whilst I was up there, but this one is my favourite.