In theory, the phrase "paragliding past the Matterhorn" should evoke feelings of cold air, spectacular views, high-speed excitement, and pretty much everything else you feel when you bite into a York Peppermint Pattie. In reality, it invokes feelings like when HR says, "We need to talk." Sure, strapping yourself to a parachute and running off the side of a perfectly good Swiss Alp might SEEM like a beautiful way to experience Europe. But once you're up there, you realize all that stands between you and crashing into said alp is a scanty piece of branded nylon, and your stomach drops to somewhere around your kneecaps.
So, thank goodness a pair who shoots aerial films as the Young Voyagers, Ali and Alan (their real names, they swear), brought some seriously high-grade video equipment along when they paraglided off a mountain in Zermatt, Switzerland. That's the home of the Matterhorn, a peak you may recognize from the three hours you spent in line at Disneyland or the beginning of a Paramount picture.