After a few more days in the Brento region I decided to make the 6 hour drive up to Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland to catch up with some friends. I had heard the weather was pretty good and I really wanted some more repetition to have my exit starting arc dialed in before I got to some new exits.
Lauterbrunnen is definitely the place for repetition.. It's like a base jumper's wonderland, massive cliffs, safe landing areas and cable car access to lots of exit points. It's not uncommon for people to get over 8 jumps in a day, more if you're a fast packer and you'll always bump into someone you know when you get there.
I was catching up with Thor from Sweden. Thor is a beast of a man, well over 6 foot tall but with such a pleasant nature, he has spent a lot of time living year round in the region and has opened up countless new exits in the area. He's a great guy to know and a solid jumper that has his head screwed on well.
We spent a few days jumping from High Nose before driving out of the Valley for some different jumps that were all new to me, I always watch friend's footage of new lines and spend some time to learn the terrain with the aid of google earth and topography maps when possible. It's important to know what you're doing and what your options are. Technology has come a long way and the information is there for the taking, there just isn't any excuses now for not being prepared.
After 8 days in Switzerland it is time for me to head back to Italy for the National Championships, my plan is to get there a few days early to get back into Skydiving mode and get some training jumps in. I'm looking forward to some more Italian Hospitality!