Chuck Weber
For the Nevada Appeal

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March 23, 2012
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Interlaken - playground of Switzerland

The steep grassy mountain slope looks like it will fall into an abyss. My guide tells me to start a brisk walk down the slope. All of a sudden the harness pulls tight, I sit back into the loose fitting canvas seat, and the next thing I know, I'm airborne, gliding over the edge of a precipice 5,000 feet above the valley floor.

Talk about an adrenaline rush.

I'm not alone. My guide is the pilot of this tandem paraglider, a cross between a parachute and hang glider. The view is fantastic, suspended thousands of feet above terra firma, by …

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