Paragliding With a Hawk is Called ParaHawking

//Paragliding With a Hawk is Called ParaHawking

Not sure if this was out of interest or a gentle nudge from my Mommy that I haven’t posted for a while. In any event, good old’ Mom sent this parahawking video to that, if you watch it, might just make your Monday.

For the uninitiated, parahawking is what you get when you go paragliding and hawks fly up to you and pose for the camera, mid flight, land on your arm and pause for a seriously awesome Kodak moment. The sport was created in 2001 by British falconer Scott Mason, who was in Nepal, noticed the many birds of prey and felt it wouldn’t be a huge leap forward to train them to hang out mid-flight and celebrate the bond between man and raptor.

Epic times, as you’ll see in this video by Lite Touch films.

At the present time, Pokhara Nepal is the ParaHawking capital of the planet, with tours available for interested travellers. There are also rumors that you’ll soon be able to go ParaHawking in the United States. California, perhaps?

Love the video. And after viewing it in its 1:47 minute entirety, you just may have a new item to add to your bucket list!

By | 2012-11-05T19:29:51+00:00 November 5th, 2012|Air Extreme|1 Comment

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Steve Hutchings is an extreme sports blogger and adventure traveller with too much time on his hands. He loves shark diving and EDM/trance music. Also, he checks the stock market every 15 minutes.

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  1. Mom November 8, 2012 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    heart warming… exhilirating and inspiring…. sign me up for that bucket list

    Deanna , aka the Mom

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