Colombia
Cepitá

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4 travelers at this place:

  • Day142

    A view from above...

    February 18, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    After another 15 min, the pilot prepared for the landing. He asked if I would like some nice spins while we land. I agreed and then he let the parachute collapse a bit so we spun and fell in big swoops. The G forces were very high, it was like nothing I had experience before. Just a few meters above the ground he steadied it and prepared for the landing. The breeze had picked up by now so it was a bit hard to control the landing. We managed to touch ground just 2-3 meters from the cliff face. It was just amazing!!!Read more

  • Day142

    Getting ready for the para gliding

    February 18, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    It took us about 30-40 min after reaching there to sign the waiver forms and the pilots and the helpers to spread the parachutes to get ready for the flight. Besides our group there were 3-4 more other groups using the same launching pad. Our group had 2 pilots so the plan was to start with the lightest and go towards the heaviest members since the thermals were expected to pick up as the day progressed and it would make it easier for the heavier members to take flight. Each flight was expected to be between 40-50 min depending on the air currents and thermals. The views around the launch pad were really beautiful and we were looking forward to the jump and then the views from higher up. Hristo and I got places in the second round.Read more

  • Day142

    A 360 degrees view from above

    February 18, 2018 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    What an amazing experience it was!! After jumping off the cliff, we started going down along the cliff edge while the pilot tried to catch the thermals to make us climb. Eventually, after almost being 50 mts from one of the slopes, he managed to catch a strong updraft and we soared higher and higher till we could see the Condors flying at our level and then even below us. The views were mindblowing. The pilot managed to stabilize the parachute high above the cliffs and then did a 360 degrees turn a couple of time so I could take some amazing pictures.Read more

  • Day554

    High As A Kite

    November 21, 2017 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Most people will have never heard of Canyon De Chiamocha - think Grand Canyon but maybe just a tad less grand. Even so, driving up onto the one of the two massive ridges that run the length of the country gave us incredible views and more importantly we were finally away from the oppressive heat of the Colombian Caribbean coast.

    We camped at some cabanas right on the lip of the canyon in a lovely little spot with views to die for and gorgeous sunsets. We met Jose & Marc, 2 French dudes on bikes, who we bumped into a few times as we all headed south.

    Soon after we set up camp and got a brew on there was suddenly a dark shadow above us. Barely 20m up there was a tandem parapenter swooshing overhead. The next day we walked 5 minutes down the road to the take off point and watched Jose & Marcus take to the skies. I had a slightly dodgy stomach and we were enjoying the high altitude climate so we deferred a day.

    Fortunately it was another beautiful morning, and we soon found ourselves running down a very very steep mountain before gently gliding away into the canyon. It was way more smooth and comfortable than I was expecting, and only mildly disconcerting that when you looked down you saw nothing but feet and valley floor! We cruised out to the middle of the canyon and caught a thermal off a small ridge. It was pretty small so the man in charge threw us into a tight spiral, and all of a sudden the smooth ride was over! We topped out at around 2,000m along with a couple of turkey vultures hitching the same lift.

    We banked high above Elvis and rode the thermal along the main ridge to the national park buildings. Now we had plenty of height I asked for some tricks in the way down and nearly regretted it! He quickly threw us into tight figure of eight and the centrifugal force pushed us 45° to the side. Earlier I saw a solo glider do a repeated full somersaults over his chute, so I was a little nervous about what might come next but fortunately we just did a few more spins before touching down to a pretty soft landing.

    It was a great early birthday present so thanks to family back home for making it happen.
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Cepitá, Cepita

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