While the sport was invented in France, it has caught on in neighboring Switzerland as well. Complete with numerous 3.000 and 4.000 meter tall mountains as well as some of Europe’s most gorgeous scenery, it is little wonder people thought bringing the sport here would work out.
With varying levels of difficulty and ways to summit the mountains, ti has also transformed into a sport that is widely available for anyone who wants to try it. Take it easy with a sampler day from the tops of some of the country’s smaller mountains or wake up at 3 am to climb Jungfrau and jump from there. The opportunities are close to endless.
Since the sport has become popular throughout the region, you can also do some international paralpinism. Head up to the summit of Aiguille du Midi in France or Monte Rosa in Italy before gliding over the border and landing in Switzerland. Now that’s quite a way to travel!
During the spring, summer and autumn the weather is fairly mild in Switzerland. In the summer, temperatures are around 20ºC to 25ºC. They tend to be cooler in the spring and autumn, getting down to about 10ºC. Throughout the year there is a fair amount of rain, but also plenty of sunny and clear days to enjoy.
Most paralpinism trips in Switzerland will begin with a flight into Geneva International Airport (GVA) or the international airport in Zurich (ZRH). From either of these two spots, you will be able to take a bus, train or drive to your final destination with ease.
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