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DuglhaQ

Oct 5, 2016, 2:10 AM
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Hi, can you make this post sticky please.

This message is written by the French "Association de Paralpinisme" bureau

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

The recent events in Chamonix are jeopardizing our activity in the valley. While minor incidents during the season were reported to the authorities, the last accident directly hit the city center and make the situation difficult to control and hard to argue against temporary banishment of the activity.

Our association will defend our sport to keep jumping in the valley, however hours of meeting with the authorities can be shattered by one jumper's mistake. So we need a full support from the jumper community to decrease the pressure over the Chamonix valley, especially until the end of the year.

Here is a reminder of the rules:

Insurance:
- Every flying object/person must be insured with a civil responsibility insurance (responsabilité aérienne) covering damage to others.

Basic flying rules:
- No flight in wingsuit over cities
- No low pull
- No flight next to people or refugee (no flyby), Gondola and Cables.

Local rules :
- Always call the PGHM +33 (0)4 50 53 16 89 and CMBH +33 (0)4 50 54 13 82 before jumping to avoid collision with Rescue and Helicopters
- Respect the jumping hours
- Respect the authorized landing areas
- Information is available at cable car station

Living rules:
- Don't pack anywhere / Ask if you can pack in doubt.
- Be polite and kind to local people and tourists
- If you have any kind of emergency landing, explain calmly and apologize for the situation.
- Don't walk and land into high grass fields

Climatic rules:
- Be aware of wind direction and its effect on the terrain. Don't hesitate to ask local jumpers or paragliders.

BASE Jumping basic checks:
- Check your pins, your pilot chute, leg straps, chest strap, wingsuit zips, double check other jumpers
- Winter is coming, you will have more layers under your wingsuits and probably gloves, check that you can reach your pilot chute with your equipment.
- Refresh your skills in terms of line twists situation, especially with gloves.
- Always have a plan B for your jump, plan Z is and should always be : "Pitch in any doubt"



There will be changes in Chamonix.
This valley is one of the key place of the sport, if we are not behaving perfectly in Chamonix, then nothing will save us from banishment.


The image of our sport is in your hands !!!!

From the French "Association de Paralpinisme"
Rodolphe Cassan - Président
Antoine Laporte - Secrétaire
Julien Millot - Trésorier

alygator

Oct 5, 2016, 11:05 AM
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DuglhaQ

Oct 5, 2016, 1:06 PM
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Dear Jumpers,

Wingsuit flying is now suspended until further notice over the Chamonix area. (see attached, in french)

Local authorities took this decision, which was the easiest for them given the political stress they were having.

This "pause" will allow our association and the FBA to redefine with them the scope of our sport in the valley. The dialogue is far from closed with the authorities, and while there will be a high chance of heavier set of rules, we will hopefully be able to jump again those legendary exits.

The above rules we mentioned still stand anyways for any other place in France and in general in the world.

The general assembly of the "Association de Paralpinisme" will be held in Chamonix on the 29th of october. A proposal for the "new rules in Chamonix" will of course be defined and discussed during this assembly.

For the "Association de Paralpinisme" bureau
Rodolphe Cassan, Antoine Laporte, Julien Millot
Attachments: Arrete chamonix .png (242 KB)

base570

Oct 5, 2016, 9:29 PM
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A great quote that I have posted before... maybe it should be read again.

"...it behooves us to remember that men can never escape being governed. Either they must govern themselves or they must submit to being governed by others. If from lawlessness or fickleness, from folly or self-indulgence, they refuse to govern themselves then most assuredly in the end they will have to be governed from the outside. They can prevent the need of government from without only by showing they possess the power of government from within.....”

-President Theodore Roosevelt; Opening of the Jamestown Exposition; Norfolk, VA, April 26, 1907

donkeyboy

Apr 26, 2017, 11:29 AM
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Any new information for the upcoming season ?

surfers98

Apr 27, 2017, 6:56 PM
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*crickets

Lau

Apr 28, 2017, 10:11 AM
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expect an update in about two weeks, when we have a final meeting with the mayor's office.

Cheers

surfers98

Apr 28, 2017, 12:37 PM
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Thanks Lau! Keep us posted.

- Brian

gnarlysquirrel

May 13, 2017, 6:08 PM
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donkeyboy wrote:
Any new information for the upcoming season ?

+1

Twoply

Aug 20, 2017, 8:43 AM
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donkeyboy wrote:
Any new information for the upcoming season ?

??

AntoineLaporte

Sep 5, 2017, 1:00 PM
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No real progress there, it looks that the mayor of Chamonix does not want to take any decision.

A persistent rumor is circulating that some locals can give you the right to jump, this is totally false and jumping there can have only one effect that is to jeopardize even more any progress !

Just to give my personal thought, when I see the BFL this year compare to last year I would not mind these jumps to stay close as they are now, less people are pushing their limits to jump there...

alygator

Jan 7, 2018, 10:08 AM
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So any news about the re opening of Cham?
I mean officially, not like for those who didn t give a shit...


(This post was edited by alygator on Jan 7, 2018, 10:12 AM)

AntoineLaporte

Jan 7, 2018, 1:58 PM
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I don't give a shit ;)

I have no idea.

DFR

Feb 16, 2018, 8:06 PM
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alygator wrote:
So any news about the re opening of Cham?
I mean officially, not like for those who didn t give a shit...

bump

bas3

Mar 30, 2019, 7:03 AM
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Was wondering where things stand in Chamonix. Is it closed forever ?

AntoineLaporte

Mar 31, 2019, 8:00 AM
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I still don't really give a shit but I know people who do and I'm sometime awre of some stuff:
- there are people working on the reopening of Aiguille du Midi
- Brévent is probably closed forever because all the line are ending over houses and the guy who died in a building wall will be in the local authorities minds for long
- a call for rescue after 2 people jumping Brévent has probably not worked in favor of a reopening around: why opening some jumps around if people are not following the rules and are still jumping when it is not allowed. If the authorities are saying that it is allowed and an other accident downtown happened they might be taken as responsible

Some people are fighting for the reopening of Aiguille, do not mess with their fight !

bas3

Mar 31, 2019, 11:33 AM
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merci beaucoup

surfers98

Apr 1, 2019, 8:12 AM
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In reply to:
Brévent is probably closed forever because all the line are ending over houses and the guy who died in a building wall will be in the local authorities minds for long

But he was jumping Aguille at the time...

alygator

Apr 1, 2019, 11:55 AM
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The point is he finished in a building. From Aiguille du midi we can have lines which avoid building at the end

epibase

Apr 8, 2019, 8:19 AM
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The line I flew from Brevent ended in a huge field....

alygator

Apr 8, 2019, 9:17 AM
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... surrounded by houses.


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