1. A small tribute to a Pisteur's opinel


    from john karl welter Added 22 0 0

    Pisteurs use the classic french-made, Savioyard knife for everything, and especially for 2 tasks. It is their favorite tool.

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    • Flying Plaine Joux near Chamonix, Dec 28, 2015


      from john karl welter Added 77 2 0

      Flying a mellow afternoon site near Chamonix, around Noel? Ok, done. Pourqua pas? This is a fun launch, with SW exposure, and we flew after a nice lunch of burger and frites and biere! Thanks Danno…

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      • First Paragliding flight at Tignes, France, 2015!!


        from john karl welter Added 222 2 0

        I'm spending this season tasting France, in the heart of the ski stations of the Alps. Tignes (and neighboring Val D'isere) are huge ski areas and I'll be finding powder stashes, fromage…

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        • Telluride Hike & Fly -- Ingram Peak 2014


          from john karl welter Added 165 1 0

          A leisurely hike up to 12,552 this past friday. And a great flight down to the valley, playing along the shade line on and along the spires of Ajax Pk nearby. I'm enjoying the Little Cloud 18.5m…

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          • Columbine Lake flyby 7-20-14


            from john karl welter Added 251 3 0

            The song is Gotta Get Away by Black Keys, off the album Turn Blue This was a fun XC flight but I fell short of Silverton, obviously fun anyway! I love the vivid blue alpine lakes in Colorado.

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            • Hike & Fly Telluride 2014 Paragliding Ballard Peak over Bluegrass


              from john karl welter Added 234 2 0

              Song is "She's the One" by Ray LaMontagne Wing is Little Cloud Spiruline 2, 16m Wind was 5mph from 270 Launched at 815pm on 6/19/14

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              • Hike and Flying Ajax Pk, 2013


                from john karl welter Added 88 1 0

                Early June dayhike with friends. Good times! Song is "The Glow" by RJD2 off the album Colossus.

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                • Summer Paragliding in Telluride montage (2011-2013)


                  from john karl welter Added 1,182 4 0

                  These are some video highlights of flying in Telluride, including most of the common launches and you'll see the LZ's too. I wanted to show the experience from up high, like flying over…

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                  • Paragliding Ophir, Colorado Fall 2012


                    from john karl welter Added 171 0 0

                    This flight was a celebration of great colorful Aspen trees in Colorado's San Juan mountains. It was a pleasure to drive up a 4WD road to treeline in Ophir, a tiny valley town near Telluride.…

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                    • Hike and Fly Ballard Peak in Telluride


                      from john karl welter Added 247 0 0

                      Another 2012 solo hike and fly morning. The 3,000 ft of uphill switchbacks was brutal but at least I didn't need to hike back down. Love this wing. Song is "Gold on the Ceiling" by…

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