Flip, twist and fly over Chamonix in POV

Tim Alongi is one of the best paragliders in the world. See him perform on Europe’s biggest stage.
By Evan David

Did you know that at 5,500m above sea level, air pressure is reduced by approximately half? If you did, you probably also know it gets a lot harder to breath. But one thing you probably didn't think about: it also means that anything moving through that air gets significantly faster. 

Like a paragliding wing. Good thing there's a pro piloting it. See Tim Alongi's faster-than-normal acro tricks in the video above – three minutes of raw footage straight from the GoPro.

Want more? Check out the full-length edit – including high-res, stabilised footage from the heli

The crew after a succesful flight

The paragliding pilots after landing in Chamonix
How stoked are these guys? Stoked! © Josh Sampiero

 Wondering about that one segment where he keeps going upside down? That's an infinity tumble – and Tim got plenty of them in at high altitude before soaring over to the summit of Mont Blanc and cruising across the Glacier des Bossons. See more of that flight in this POV video here.

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