Here Are Some Photos from my Tandem-Flying Experiences in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada
|Here’s the kiosk at the bottom of Blackcombe Mountain, where we used to ply our trade.|
|These are the main 3 mountains we fly. Top left is Wedge; top right is Blackcombe; and bottom right is Whistler Mountain.|
|Tandem launches are on snow with a light catabatic downflow, so you need a committed passenger.|
|Just look at this awesome scenery... Below I’m thermalling above Whistler Mountain with Black Tusk in the background.|
|Left is the Blackcombe launch.|
|Thermalling over the Whistler village.|
|When going XC, one gets to explore the glacial lakes hidden in the countless valleys. Just don’t land!!! There’s NO recovery here, unless you can afford a helicopter.|
|Claude occasionally attempts a spiral until his wingtip touches the ground. Often with highly amusing results... As they say; practice makes perfect.|
|At play.||One of the locals.||Heli - Paragliding off Mnt. Currie at 9000’.|
|Approaching and landing on the beach at Lost Lake. This stunt normally goes down really well with the tourists.|
|Left we’re camping at 6000’ on Birkenhead.
Right we’re preparing to launch at 9000’ off Mt. Currie. We got up there by Helicopter.
|Left: Andre’ approaching Wedge Mountain during a XC.
Right: A view down the valley, looking on to Alto Lake.