By Katie Sanford
I have always been the person to watch videos of base jumpers, skydivers, hang gliders, etc. with the urge to follow in their steps. I could watch videos for hours and quickly add each adventure to my endless bucket list. However, like many people, as exciting as these activities seemed, they also seemed so out of reach.
3 weeks later I woke up to the sun rising over the Alps at Balmer’s Hostel in Interlaken, Switzerland. Today I was going hang gliding with Bumblebee Hang gliding. The day before I went bungee jumping with a huge group of people, but nothing could beat the excitement I had to fly over the Alps.
At the top of the mountain, the fear was supposed to set in but the guides had done such a good job of explaining everything I could only feel the excitement. Faster than I could expect, I was attached to my instructor and standing in front of the runway, this was it.
We started running and as soon as we went off the ledge, we soared right over the plummets below. Before this moment, I had never been so taken away from what I was seeing. Under me was the most beautiful scenery I had experienced and I was in awe.
I will never forget this moment where I could see the world in a light I could never comprehend again! Switzerland was the perfect place to do this because of the incredible views and amazing people. I know what it’s like to fly now!
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