Mountain Swooping

If you've heard of the Mountain Gravity, you surely have heard of mountain swooping. In our mecca of mountain swoopers you leave the aircraft at 4000m like everyone else for a hop'n'pop and go shred the mountain. Join a guided group and fly along the windings of the Alps. A couple minutes later you'll land in your designated landing zone and will be picked up by the shuttle shortly thereafter.

 

You have never been mountain swooping? If you have more than 100 jumps, you can get a guide who will explain the most important aspects to the run. Then you will follow him down the mountain to get to know the route. Join him a couple of times to slowly get closer to the fun zone.

 

Safety is the top priority for us. That is why you are not allowed to fly the mountain without a working mobile phone. Also, we count all the skydivers before boarding and after landing to never miss anyone. You can help avoiding accidents by informing yourself if you have any questions and adding a safety margin when flying the mountain

 

You'll find a whole article on Mountain Swooping here.

The basic rules:

  • You always have a working cell phone with you when going to the mountain - no exceptions

  • Always know what your run should look like, even when you’re supposed to follow a guide.

  • Look at least 200 meters ahead.

  • Speed equals performance and therefore is your friend. Never fly less than full flight.

  • Approaching a ridge or flat part, always keep a margin. That’s why we never fly less than full flight. Rear risers (or occasionally toggles) are only used to give very short input, toggles are never used to flatten your glide.

  • There is no try; only do or don’t. This means, that if you’re not 100% sure you’re going to make it over a tree or ridge, you find an alternative route or landing EARLY.

  • If you feel turbulence, stay high. Even though there is probably more turbulence higher up, you want to create some margin. Keep your cell pressure, so fly fast. 

  • As always, the most dangerous flyers are the ones who overestimate themselves.

2 Way on the ridge

2 Way on the ridge

Photo Credit Max Haim

Passing the groundpost

Passing the groundpost

Photo Credit Luc van Britsom

3 Way setting up

3 Way setting up

Photo Credit Max Haim

2 Way setting up

2 Way setting up

Photo Credit Max Haim

All those canopies

All those canopies

Photo Credit Vladimir Krishtopenko

2 Way about to go in

2 Way about to go in

Photo Credit Max Haim

MG2015 - Day 6

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