Paragliding - Planpraz (Chamonix) Launch Site
THIS SITE IS CLOSED OVER SUMMER 2008
DUE TO REBUILDING OF THE GONDOLA.
Check the Compagnie du Mont Blanc website for further information on closures.
This launch site is found in the Brévent resort, just 5 minutes walk from the Tourist Office in Chamonix centre. Take the gondola to Planpraz then 10 min walk uphill.
Suitable for all levels, depending on conditions – unsuitable for beginners in thermal conditions.
ORIENTATION AND CONDITIONS
Launching either SW or NE, this site is most suitable in the mornings, before the valley wind causes unfavourable conditions.
Altitude: 2000m. Vertical drop: 1000m. GPS: N 45° 56' 08" E 006° 51' 18"
Proximity of cables for the Brevent cable car. The take off can be turbulent in certain conditions.
Bois du Bouchet. The landing site is not visible from the launch.
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