Every jump we did in France last September was unforgettable. My top two favorites of the trip were the Chateau des Chevres for its unique formation, and Varan just outside of Chamonix. Varan impressed me as being one of the ultimately aesthetic flights of the area, and I hope to go back and jump this mountain again someday! It's a 6000 foot flight, and it takes about 3 hours to walk up there, with a patisserie conveniently located not far from the landing area :) We were lucky to jump with Roch Malnuit, a super-nice and super-rad second generation base jumper: Mario jumped with his father back when Roch was just a little rugrat! (Now Roch has enfants of his own and is a respected wingsuit pilot in Chamonix.) As a result, we ended up with a plethora of camera angles on this flight, since Mario and I jumped together and Roch followed us off. Vive la France, and Vive Varan!
~Steph Davis, prAna Ambassador
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