Paragliding takeoff from Aiguillette

in Les Houches
Presentation

Practice : paragliding Orientation : south Observations/dangers: take off necessarily on the crest, Les Houches side because the limit of the nature reserve of Carlaveyron.

Flight conditions: best by the end of the morning / beginning of the afternoon.

Dangers / Difficulties:
- Inflating the glider is often awkward as the launch is on a camber & the slope drops away quickly causing a small rotor on the ground where the glider is prepared.
- The aerology of the site is somewhat unusual in the thermodynamic conditions.
- The whole site is at the limit of a large rotor generated by the plateau of Coupeau (situated to the right of take off) – avoid this zone. To the left of take off the Western shoulder of the Merlet animal park offers good soaring conditions.

Level: confirmed to cross pilot.

Landing: Cachat's gravel. Be careful! Very technical landing: the gravel is not always free for landing due to the works going on there. Next to the Arve torrent.

Specific rules: avoid flying above the animal park in order to not disturb the animals and avoid any conflicts with the owners.

Starting point altitude
2147m
Rates
Free of charge.
Opening dates
All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.
Location
Paragliding takeoff from Aiguillette

74310 Les Houches

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