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#52079 - 09/06/17 10:23 PM Paragliding flight over Mt Whitney 2017-09-02
Dizzy Offline


Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 5
Loc: LA
I hiked to Mt. Whitney quite a few times before, but this time I was able to fly over on my paraglider. We launched from Horseshoe meadow road (Walt's point) and then flew north.

Here is my video about this flight. Whitney area from the air is approximately from 4:30 to 5:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVCbfcZSpf8



PS: If someone managed to take pictures of us from the top, it would be great to get some. We was there around ~12:30 on 09/02/2017.

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#52085 - 09/07/17 08:59 AM Re: Paragliding flight over Mt Whitney 2017-09-02 [Re: Dizzy]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7194
Loc: Fresno, CA
I posted a link to your video on the Mt Whitney facebook page here.

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#52091 - 09/07/17 10:27 AM Re: Paragliding flight over Mt Whitney 2017-09-02 [Re: Steve C]
Snacking Bear Offline


Registered: 08/09/11
Posts: 446
Loc: Saugus, CA
Fantastic!
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#52095 - 09/07/17 12:13 PM Re: Paragliding flight over Mt Whitney 2017-09-02 [Re: Dizzy]
WanderingJim Online


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 179
Loc: California
And you didn't land on the summit? smile

When I was at the summit a few weeks ago and thought I was alone, a climber appeared out of nowhere from a crack in the cliff side.

I can only imagine the surprise if someone landed in front of me in a paraglider. smile

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#52106 - 09/07/17 08:26 PM Re: Paragliding flight over Mt Whitney 2017-09-02 [Re: Steve C]
Dizzy Offline


Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 5
Loc: LA
Originally Posted By: Steve C
I posted a link to your video on the Mt Whitney facebook page here.


Thanks Steve!

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#52107 - 09/07/17 08:35 PM Re: Paragliding flight over Mt Whitney 2017-09-02 [Re: WanderingJim]
Dizzy Offline


Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 5
Loc: LA
Originally Posted By: WanderingJim
And you didn't land on the summit? smile


No. That would be both dangerous and illegal. We're not allowed to launch or land in national parks or wilderness.

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