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Upper Grindelwald glacier and Schreckhorn during sunset.

Taken from the Gleckstein mountain hut.

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We planned to launch with our paragliders at Homberg and fly down to the city of Thun.  Unfortunately there was too much wind (gusts over 30km/h). So we enjoyed the stunning view... 

Homberg is a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

Originally the small farming villages that make up Homberg were part of the Herrschaft of Heimberg under the House of Kyburg. After a failed raid on Solothurn on 11 November 1382 and the resulting Burgdorferkrieg, the Kyburgs lost most of their lands, including Homberg, to Bern in 1384. Under Bernese rule it was part of the Steffisburg court under the Thun District. Religiously it was part of the parish of Steffisburg until 1936 when it joined the Buchen parish.

Traditionally the farmers of the villages practiced seasonal alpine herding with limited farming on the high valley floor. During the 18th and 19th centuries there was a small pottery industry in the municipality. In the late 20th and into the 21st centuries many of the residents commuted to jobs in Thun, while many of the remainder worked in tourism.
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City of Thun

The city of Thun, which is located at the lower end of Lake Thun, is the gate to the Bernese Oberland. The historic Old Town is situated about one kilometer from the shore of the lake, on the river Aare. There is a castle in the center of the Old Town that dates back to the 12th century and boasts a museum.

The first settlement arose on today's site of the city as early as 2,500 BC. The mighty castle was constructed by the Dukes of Zähringen. It has a fortification tower built between 1180 and 1190. The halls of the tower house a historical museum that exhibits artifacts from prehistory and early history as well as medieval objects, weapons and uniforms from the 18th and 19th century, a ceramic collection and a toy exhibition. The castle's most splendid exhibit is the restored Knights Hall, dating to the 12th century.

Further sights in the Old Town include the town church with its tower dating back to about 1330, the town hall from the 16th century, the Old Town itself and the numerous restaurants and cafés along the Aare River.

The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rise majestically across Lake Thun, over which glides a historic paddle steamer. The castle and city church proudly dominate the late-medieval Old Town.
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Gornergrat

The Gornergrat (English: Gorner Ridge; 3,135 m) is a rocky ridge of the Pennine Alps, overlooking the Gorner Glacier south of Zermatt in Switzerland. It can be reached from Zermatt by the Gornergrat rack railway, the highest open-air railway in Europe. Between the Gornergrat railway station (3,090 m) and the summit is the Kulm Hotel (3,120 m) hosting the new Project "Stellarium Gornergrat" and until 2010 the Kölner Observatorium für SubMillimeter Astronomie KOSMA and before that (until 2005) the Gornergrat Infrared Telescope.

It is located about three kilometers east of Zermatt in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Gornergrat is located between the Gornergletscher and Findelgletscher and offers a view of more than 20 four-thousand metre peaks, whose highest are Monte Rosa, Lyskamm, Matterhorn, Dom and Weisshorn.

This is the last stop of the Gornergrat train, opened in 1898, which climbs almost 1500m through Riffelalp and Riffelberg. At the terminus (3,089 m above sea level) on the south-western tip of the ridge is a hotel. The station forms part of the Zermatt ski area. From 1958 to 2007 there was a cable car from Gornergrat over the Hohtälli to the Stockhorn which, until the construction of the Klein Matterhorn cable car, was the highest mountain station in Zermatt. At the west side of the Gorner ridge, nearby the Rotenboden trainstation is the Riffelhorn peak.
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Extreme Ground Handling.

Ground handling is the art of being in touch with your glider. Once in the air, things are pretty simple due the fact that you are suspended directly underneath the glider and keeping it fully loaded with your weight. 

Being on the ground is a different story. Now you have to move with the glider in order to stay centered, or directly underneath it. If you are behind the curve in moving with your glider it can fall in front or behind you or off to one side or the other. Practice in this area gives you the ability to feel where the glider is over your head without having to look at it. This in turn teaches you to move intuitively with your glider. When you have the "feel" of your glider you can anticipate what it is going to do, and make an input before the glider gets too far out of center. This skill helps tremendously when launching, and will make you a better all around pilot. It is easy to only want to fly once you get your rating, but try to get out and do some groundhandling whenever you can. 

Your ability to control your glider in a variety of different conditions and situations will allow you to be confident and focus on your launch.
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A perfect day ends (Snow Bivouac I)

Me and some friends had the idea to spend a night in a snow bivouac on a mountain in the Bernese Oberland. 

So no more talking, let's do it! We chose the "Männlichen", 2'343 m a.s.l. with a fantastic view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. 

Here - and on the upcoming pics - you can witness what we experienced during our project. 

But earlier that day, we launched our paragliders on the Jungfraujoch (3'466 m a.sl., which you can also see on the picture, right next to the obervatory) and flew down to Grindelwald, a breathtaking experience too.

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103 Cubic Inches.

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Pine forest.

Pinus cembra, also known as Swiss pine, Swiss stone pine or Arolla pine, is a species of pine tree that grows in the Alps and Carpathian Mountains of central Europe, in Poland (Tatra Mountains), Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia (Tatra Mountains), Ukraine and Romania. It typically grows at 1,200 metres to 2,300 metres altitude. It often reaches the alpine tree line in this area. The mature size is typically between 25 metres and 35 metres in height, and the trunk diameter can be up to 1.5 metres.

Beds and furniture made of Pinus cembra are very popular within the Alpine region of Europe as scientific studies of Joanneum Research in 2003 have shown that exposure to a Swiss Stone Pine can improve sleep by saving you up to 3,500 heart beats per night making nights more restful and restorative. 

The Swiss pine is a popular ornamental tree in parks and large gardens, giving steady though not fast growth on a wide range of sites where the climate is cold. It is very tolerant of severe winter cold, hardy down to at least −50 °C, and also of wind exposure. The seeds are also harvested and sold as pine nuts and can be used to flavor schnapps.
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Flight from Thun over the Gemmi pass to Sion (Canton of Valais) and via the rhone valley, Martigny, Col du Pillon, Simmental back to Thun.

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Grindelwald (Snow Bivouac IV)

Fourth and last pic of our snow bivouac adventure. Stunning night view onto the village of Grindelwald. Exposure time almost 15 minutes, shortly before the full moon rose...

Grindelwald is a village and municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Besides the village of Grindelwald, the municipality also includes the settlements of Alpiglen, Burglauenen, Grund, Itramen, Mühlebach, Schwendi, Tschingelberg and Wargistal. Grindelwald village is located at 1,034 m above sea level in the Bernese Alps.

The tourism industry began in Grindelwald in the late 18th century as foreigners discovered the scenic town. Pictures of the vistas were widely reprinted, quickly making the village internationally famous. In the 19th century many Englishmen came to the village to climb the alpine peaks around the valley. The Finsteraarhorn (4,274 m), the Wetterhorn (3,692 m), the Eiger (3,970 m), the Schreckhorn (4,078 m) and the Gross Fiescherhorn (4,049 m) were all climbed during the 19th century. 
The Grindelwald road was built in 1860–72, and the Bernese Oberland railway reached the village in 1890, both of which transformed an arduous journey into a simple trip and allowed tourists to flood into the village. The first resort opened in 1888, there were 10 hotels in 1889, and by 1914 there were 33 in Grindelwald. A rack railway was built to Kleine Scheidegg in 1893, and it was expanded to the Jungfraujoch in 1912. Numerous ski lifts, cable cars, hiking trails and alpine huts were built in the late 19th and 20th centuries to allow tourists to explore the mountains. Today, almost the entire economy of Grindelwald is based on tourism.
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The second pic of the mini series of our snow bivouac adventure.

Awesome sunset on the Männlichen, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

Bring nothing but silence
Show nothing but grace
Seek nothing but shelter
From the great human race

Take nothing but pictures
Kill nothing but time
Leave nothing but footprints
To show you came by
[John Kay]

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Paragliding instructor Beni Kälin from Chill Out Paragliding Interlaken under a Little Cloud Mini Wing.

Launch site: Schiltgrat above Mürren, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. 

If you’ve been checking out the crowd over your favorite paragliding site, you’ve undoubtedly noticed them: wings that are obviously smaller than the others in the air, yet seem to be hanging out handily in the lift with their bigger brethren. 

These are mini-wings, the latest evolution of paragliding design, which emerged as growing interest in the hike-and-fly discipline met new fabric and airfoil technology. With these new advances, smaller wings could suddenly have startlingly good glide ratios, reasonable speeds and the capacity to handle more than just a straight-down-the-mountain flight scenario.
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Photography in all its facets is my passion!
I'm specialized in landscape and nature photography.
But I'm doing other jobs as well.

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