n. A sport that involves climbing a mountain and then descending using a paraglider or similar craft.
Europe is leading the world in paralpinism. There attitudes toward human flight are encouraging the development and practice of some of the most incredible feats in the history of human flight and paralpinism.
New sports continue to evolve, as outdoor athletes combine things like climbing and BASE jumping, and alpinism and paragliding (paralpinism).
I am seeking a simple calculation or graph which will relate the effect of wind speed with altitude.
Try 'Paragliding' in large metropolitan Yellow Pages, or failing that, get in touch with local hang gliders and ask them. Or, you could always come out to Vancouver and learn from First Ascent Paralpinism.