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Voss Voss Paragliding in Aurland
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Check out these spectacular paragliding videos from the Extreme Sports Week in Voss

A lot of magnificent stunts are done during the Extreme Sports Week, and these videoes makes it all a little more spectacular.

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Each year, extreme sports performers from all over the world gathers in Voss to participate in Ekstremsportveko. This year the Extreme Sports Week was arranged between June 26th and July 3rd, and many of the participants are now finishing editing their videos and posting them online.

 

There are contests and competitions in several sports during Ekstremsportveko, but the sport that creates the most spectacular images is most likely paragliding.

After working their way up to a steep mountainside they start running. Seconds later it’s hundreds of meters straight down, but the view can probably not be any better than when you’re hanging from a paraglider.

It looks dangerous and scary, but Oslo paraglider club emphasises that paragliding is relatively safe, as long as you take weather, wind, skills and rules in consideration. There’s always some risk involved when hanging two kilometers about ground, but the sport is very safety oriented

Paragliding reached Norway already in the mid 80s, and today there’s around 70 paragelider clubs and 1200 practitioners between the ages of 15-70 well divided across both genders.

Norwegian mobile company, One Call, also had a paragliderteam at Ekstremsportveko. Their video will make you hold your breath:

 

If you think it looks exciting to hang hundreds of metres above gorund you can sign up for courses arranged by Oslo paraglider club in Hemsedal in August.

Check out this mountainbike video of the trails used during Ekstremsportveko. This is not for the faint hearted.

 

The Extreme sports week is held in Voss every summer, with competitions in all kinds of extreme sports, like skateboard, mountainbiking, rafting and basejumping and more.

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