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Parapete Tandems

#15 of 26 Tours in Golden
Golden, Canada
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About Parapete Tandems
I offer Tandem Paragliding Flights from one of the best sites in the Rocky Mountains, overlooking the town of Golden, B.C. The mount 7 launch is one of the highest vertical sites in Canada with some of the best thermal updraft potentials. What kind of flight would you like? A gentle scenic flight over the Columbia wetlands, a longer thermal flight or one with g forces? Let me know, I will do my best to make it happen Prices start at $175
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logan o wrote a review Aug 2021
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I had a wonderful first paragliding experience with Pete. He's experienced and I felt completely confident in his abilities to take me for a flight safely. It was easy and convenient to contact him and schedule a time. His rates were very reasonable. He was generous sharing his photos with me as well. I will definitely be contacting him in the future to go again.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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hannahyeong wrote a review Aug 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia41 contributions62 helpful votes
I'm writing this review on behalf of my sister Eileen. This is what she has to say: Peter was such an assuring instructor that he helped me conquer my fear of heights. This is really my first time ever taking a step of faith running off the cliff of such a high mountain! Completely trusting in Peter is the reason for me being able to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Rockies at a high altitude. It feels like I'm flying like a bird in the sky! I'm absolutely enthralled by this experience and truly thank Peter for this experience of my lifetime.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Meagan W wrote a review Jun 2017
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It was a great adventure! Peter is great at what he does. He met us at the bottom of Mount 7 Launch site and rode up in our car to the top (costs less if you provide the ride and includes pictures and videos). He chatted with us on the ride and made sure we drove carefully up the mountian. He tailored each flight to the individual and made sure we understood everything we needed too. Paragliding is something I will easily do again. It was amazing and not as scary as it looks!
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Date of experience: June 2017
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bearcatbob wrote a review Aug 2016
Clearwater Florida73 contributions28 helpful votes
First I must say Pete is truly amazing. He made us feel comfortable jumping off of Mount 7 in Golden Canada at 6400+ feet! His instructions were simple and direct. When we cleared the mountain and hit a thermocline to rise higher it was absolutely amazing to be in Clouds and disappear. He has a go pro takes pictures of you and videos as you fly. He allows you to steer over the Columbia River to get pictures of you actually navigating the shoot over the river. He told us exactly where we would land. He would take control Direct you into the wind and land you safely on the ground with the memories and pictures of one of the most incredible things I've ever done. We have already contacted him to come back next year and to do it again. Thank you very much Pete see you in July 2017 Bob and Pam from Clearwater Florida
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Matt M wrote a review Jul 2014
Canmore, Canada57 contributions5 helpful votes
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Fantastic instructor and great website. The best activity you could do in the Rocky mountains. I contacted Peter by email and always got a quick reply despite having to change the date several times. When I spoke to him on the phone he checked the weather forecast to find the best day and time for flying, something he didn't need to do. He wanted to maximise the amount of time we were in the air by checking the conditions. The directions to the meet site on the website are brilliant and you can't go wrong. On the day I drove 3 hours to paraglide and it was definitely worth the journey. Peter is very relaxed and the drive to the launch site takes around 30 - 45 minutes all uphill on a gravel road. Once at the top there are stunning views of Golden and Mount 7 behind you. Peter gives clear instructions about what is going to happen and what you need to do. Again it's all quite relaxed and although you are about to run towards the edge of the hill and take flight you don't feel worried. The wind enters the cells at the front of the wing and it inflates, you then run forward and take off. It is very effortless and before you know it you are soaring in the sky. The view from the area is spectacular and as you sit back the view is breath taking. There is a real sense of calm and silence, you feel and hear the power of the wind. The conditions for my flight were good and we were able to travel up to 9,000 ft using the thermals and travel over the ridge of the mountains. Peter explains the equipment he is using along with the visual clues like cloud formations and distance. As we moved away from the ridge of the mountain we glided above the valley. It was incredibly, there were times where we were completely stationary in the sky, looking all around. Peter allowed me to have a go at using the controls and i completed a full turn. The landing was very smooth and he burnt the photos and video recording which he had taken during the flight onto a disc. I am not hooked on paragliding and would like to complete a course. I have never tried a parachute jump and always thought it would be something i would want to do. I don't think it could compete with the beauty of gliding in the air. The flight is very safe and Peter is a great instructor
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Date of experience: June 2014
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