Verbier….an XC site

Verbier was put on the World Flying Map in the early nineties when it was recognised by the PWC as an incredible Alpine XC site. But as well as being a good starting point for flying XC, Verbier is also a place that suitable for every kind of pilot. As … Continue reading…

Heli Paragliding

Some beautiful pictures from the summit of the Petit Combin. On a good day we can fly up to the summit of the Petit Combin and cruise down the glacier, looking down over the sea of ice into the glaciers below. But there is nothing quite like getting a helicopter … Continue reading…

Stuart and Mike Belbas

Flying Qualifications FSVL Instructor and Instructor trainer. FSVL tandem pilot. FSVL Hang-glider pilot. BHPA Senior Instructor PPL (Private Pilots Licence) Medic first aid instructor Verbier Summits was created and is run by twin brothers Stuart and Mike Belbas. They have now been flying for over 20 years, from powered aircraft … Continue reading…

Carlsberg High Five

Another great High Five event from our sponsors, Carlsberg. The race was probably the biggest yet and as usual we were there to animate it from above. Such a great day, with skiers jumping so high and gliders flying so low….just remind me who has the right of way in … Continue reading…

NEW YEAR…WITH A BANG!

THE ONLY WAY TO SEE FIREWORKS IS FROM ABOVE! Why does everyone watch fireworks from the ground? They look so much better when they’re racing towards you as you stare into their bright eyes just before they explode beneath your feet! Yes once again we saw in the New Year … Continue reading…

Paragliding Trip: Outback Namibia

Walking on air in Namibia. (Article as appeared in paramotor magazine) As I brewed my pot of coffee on an open fire, I watched the sun rise over the Kalahari Desert and it occurred to me that I live for moments like this. This was my first real African experience … Continue reading…

Paragliding Trip: Meteora in Greece

Flying amongst giants We flew over the mythical site of Meteora in Northern Greece. A strange place where monks reach the precarious monasteries by being hoisted up in a net…we chose to get up there on a paraglider. I have always wanted to visit the legendary and mythical site of … Continue reading…

Infiniti Sponsorship

We would like to welcome our new sponsor to the family! Infiniti cars have teamed up with Verbier Summits to produce a commercial to see who can win a race across the Verbier valley….Mike in one of their super cars or Stu on his GIN Rebel! Mike and I were … Continue reading…

Paragliding Trip: Egypt

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN CAMELS, GLIDERS AND AUTOMOBILES! This was definately not the highlight of my paragliding career. We needed a guide to take us to a place hidden away enough to fly without being seen and therefore running the risk of being locked up as spies! This incredible journey … Continue reading…