Though the sport is common in the Cordillera Blanca, the unstable conditions and lack of equipment rental shops in Huaraz require that nearly all paragliders be experienced and bring their own equipment.
The most common launching spots are Pan de Azúcar, a round hill near Yungay, and the Cordillera Negra, though European daredevils can often be seen chucking themselves off snow peaks as well. For assistance within Peru, contact Peru Fly (Jorge Chávez 658, Miraflores, tel. 01/444-5004, www.perufly.com) in Lima.
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition