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Paragliding is a big thing in Switzerland and if the wind allows, the air is filled with these pilots on sunny weekends, summer or winter. I know a good spot to watch them taking off and I tell you it scares me a lot and I am always kind of relieved to see them in the air at last. It is a lot of judging, trusting your own instincts, discussing with other pilots when to go but once you are up in the air, I am sure it is an incredible experience. Nevertheless, I rather have a box around me and I trust a Cessna a little more than sitting outside with these tiny strings in your hands. I was standing there for a while watching these girls and guys trying to take off when an Austrian girl came over to me if I would mind taking some shots of her boyfriend and she gave me her email address. So I was pretty busy for a while and I emailed her the shots … of course. She said that most of the time she never received any photos and that she was very happy with my pictures (maybe she was not … LOL … but was too polite to say so …). This photo was taken just before he took off, running fast and trying to be in the air before the terrain ended. SCARY!!!!

Location: Go to Unterwasser, take the funicular railway to Illtios, change to the cable car to Chaeserrugg and hike to Hinterrugg (20 minutes walking).

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