22 March 2016

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Too young to go

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of 30-year-old paragliding athlete Peter Von Bergen, Switzerland, following an incident in Fiesch last Sunday.

Peter launched from Fiescheralp on a routine flight.  Whilst carrying out several acro manoeuvres above some steep terrain, he lost control of his glider and spiralled to the ground from several hundred feet.  His reserve parachute had not been deployed.

Peter Von Bergen, known in the paragliding community for his Hike & Fly exploits: the Jura Hike & Fly in 2014, victorious in the Vercofly in 2014 and 2015, and recently his participation in 2015 in the Red Bull XAlps.

Our condolences go to his family.

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