Cañón del Chicamocha

16 Feb

Here is a well-edited video about paragliding in the Cañón del Chicamocha in Santander province, Colombia. I flew this canyon on three separate days in March, 2009, with the first flight being off the vertical cliffs seen in the first seconds of the video.  It was a spectacular experience, getting up to cloudbase, cruising the length of the cliff walls, then crossing the canyon and soaring over the national park on the other side.   It's mid-morning flying, with all pilots aiming to be on the ground around noon – in the afternoon, winds pick up some days to 50 km/h or more!

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