This is how it feels to paraglide over glaciers

Ride with Francois Ragolski, one of three pilots who had the flight of their life over Chamonix.
By Kelly Krippenstein

What is it really like to jump out of a paraglider at 5,500m and float over the spires, glaciers and crevasses of the Mont Blanc Massif? Let Francois Rogalski show you, first-hand, with this natural-sound POV video. Watch and enjoy.

Need more? Enjoy the full-length edit here.

Paraglider Francois Ragolski packs his kit up after an epic fight over Chamonix's Mont Blanc Massif
Pilot Francois Ragolski after landing in Chamonix © Josh Sampiero

From soaring over the summit, to slaloming the needles of the Aiguille de la République, it was unquestionably one of the most memorable flights of Ragolski's life.

Even though the long week in Chamonix – nestled between the end of his season as a ski instructor and before he headed to Spain to train for the Paragliding World Cup – provided just one properly flyable day, it was one for the ages. Having seen what Ragolski saw, we can see why! 

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