Mount Ardon

A steep and wild route deep in Ramon crater

Hiking Start: Desert car parking west at the foot of mount Ardon, 437m ASL

Hiking: 4.6km, 276Hm, 1.5-2.5h

Green marked trail until the ascent to Mount Ardon is marked in blue

Takeoff Point: Mount Ardon, 851m ASL

Mount Ardon has a horseshoe shape with two relatively “clean” points for inflating the wing. One faces south and the other faces west

Takeoff Type: Desert Rocks

Takeoff Direction: S, W

Landing Options: Anywhere along the path you just walked or next to the parked car

Advantages: Magnificent desert scenery. Much thermic potential. In case of no flying condition – walking back to the car through the west path of mount Ardon is relatively short and easy. Easy landing on the path down the crater or next to the car.

Disadvantages: The edge of mount Ardon cliff is negative in many place.

Caution: In case of wind above 20kmh – takeoff from mount Ardon can be challenging due to its terrain and anabatic gusts. The cliff has a complex structure and can generate rotor in many points while soaring it

Disclaimer: The route situated in an area defined as a national park, with all related implication