Dolomites paragliding – some more photos

Paragliding in the Dolomites is something different than gliding anywhere else. Paraglider pilots may find here demanding flying conditions and breathtaking sceneries. On the second day of our Dolomites paragliding tour some lenticular clouds appeared. It is known that cumulus lenticularis is sign of too strong high altitude wind and bad flying conditions. However, the air was calmer in comparison with the previous day’s weather. On this day the Dolomites allowed me to complete a nice triangle cross country flight over turnpoints of Sassolungo, Sas de Mezdi (above the Lago di Fedaia) and Sas de Pesmeda (above Moena). I enjoyed really amazing sceneries along this trip.

Paragliding View of Lenticular Clouds

Dolomites paragliding - view of a lenticilar cloud - cumulus lenticularis above the Tofane group / Le Tofane
A huge lenticular cloud (cumulus lenticularis) forms above the Fanes-Sennes-Prags and Tofane group. In spite of appearing some foehn clouds the flying conditions on this day were not horrible at all.

 

Dolomites paragliding - view of a cumulus lenticilaris above the Tofane group / Le Tofane
A bit later. Its shape quickly changes. A cumulus humilis cloud is just growing bigger on the right side of the image.

The Sella Group from South

Dolomites paragliding view of Piz Ciavazes, Sass Pordoi and Piz Boé
The south face of Piz Ciavazes, Sass Pordoi and Piz Boé looks like a gigantic fortress

Above the Fassa Valley

Dolomites paragliding view of the Marmolada group
The north side of the Marmolada group. The Marmolada Glacier feeds the Fedaia Lake.

 

Dolomites paragliding - view of peaks and plateaus surrounding the Fassa Valley / Fassatal / Val di Fassa
The Fassa Valley (Val di Fassa) is surrounded by plenty of peaks and plateaus

 

Dolomites paragliding - aerial picture of the Sella Pass / Passo Sella / Sellajoch and the Grödnertal / Val Gardena
The Sella Pass (Passo Sella / Sellajoch) is a high mountain pass westward from Piz Ciavazes and the Sella Towers (on the right) and southeastward from the Langkofel group (on the left)

 

Dolomites paragliding - a bird's eye view of the the Fassa Valley / Fassatal / Val di Fassa and the Colac Buffaure mountain group
The Fassa Valley surrounds the Colac Buffaure mountain group (Gruppo Colac Buffaure). Col Rodella is visible in the forefront.

 

Dolomites paragliding - aerial view of the Langkofel Group / Sassolungo
Aerial view of the Langkofel Group

 

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