Gliding in a winter wonderland: Paragliding thrillseeker traverses over tranquil ‘post-card’ moutain-top town

This thrill seeker glided over an idyllic winter wonderland setting, as a paragliding adventure provided stunning views of a tranquil ‘post-card’ town.

PIC BY JP DE KAM/CATERS NEWS

In the Bernese Highlands, Switzerland, the sleepy snow-clad town of Gimmelwald lays tucked away 4, 485ft up the mountain side, but extreme-sports enthusiast, JP de Kam, got the best view of all when he glided his way around it from above.

Describing the idyllic setting as a ‘dream-world’, the paraglider of three years was left in awe of the tranquil mountain-top town, on December 1.

A scene so serene it looks more like a ‘post-card than reality’, JP spends several minutes circling the setting before tracking his way through the foot-print pathways, before reluctantly flying on his way.

Home to just 130 people, the little-known village is surrounded by breathtaking views of the surrounding Swiss alps mountain range.

PIC BY JP DE KAM/CATERS NEWS

JP, a 32-year-old stunt-man from Holland, said: “It was absolutely amazing, I was mesmirised by the town.

“It’s like a dream-world – it looks like something from a post-card.

“I could’ve stayed flying around above it for hours, it was so peaceful.

“Everyone who has seen the video agrees that it’s just lovely.

“I never visited the town on foot, but I’d certainly love to fly over it again.”