Ulrike Jüse


Ulrike started her flying career in 1998 with hang gliding in the Alps. In 2013, after several years without flying due to little spare time and too much work, she finally converted to paragliding after moving to Norway. In the Norwegian mountains flying a paraglider is much more convenient then hang gliding as there is little infrastructure for transporting a glider up to the mountain top you would like to fly from or when landing somewhere remote. Ulrike’s favorite activity is exploring the mountains, preferably going for multi-day trips, both hiking, skiing, by kayak, bicycle or with her paraglider. She simply loves enjoying the views and the nature away from the crowds. To begin with, Ulrike was actually most interested in combining the flying with hiking, climbing and skiing, just as a fast and fun way for descending from summits. This however changed instantly when she experienced her first XC flights and discovered this very special way of exploring the world from a very different angle when surfing below the clouds. Since 2017, Ulrike is flying the Cure as this glider is fitting best her flying style and the ever-changing conditions in the North. This wing is just perfect for her, being a light pilots who needs a sensitive and safe wing with enough speed and good glide performance for proper XC-adventures.

#Nomad, #Vol Bivouac

  • Age : 39
  • Flying since 1998
  • Current kit : BGD Cure
  • Top sites : All mountains in Norway
  • Gig : Researcher, pharmacist
  • Bad weather fillers : Paragliding, skiing, cycling, kayaking, hiking, climbing, ice skating
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    ● Favourite memorable flights: 2014 - my first XC flight, approximately 15 km in the heart of Jotunheimen along the famous Besseggen-trail. Not impressive in km, but stunning!
    In summer 2018 conditions in Norway were so good that we could thermal up to 3600m, from cloudbase I could look 1200 m down to the highest peaks in the country
    ● Impressive place you have flown: thermalling by the glaciers in Jotunheimen and soaring along the rugged sea cliffs of the Lofoten islands
    ● Records (national): 2017 - first woman in Norway flying over 100 km open distance
    ● Competition results : 2nd in the Norwegian XC league 2018
    ● Personal best : 2019 - 222km flight in Norway, new female record