Ulrike Jüse: 'Into the Wild' Podz-Glidz podcast
Lucian Haas recently interviewed Team Pilot Ulrike Jüse for the regular podcast feature on Lu-Glidz. The podcast is in German, and can be accessed via the link below.
"Ulrike Jüse has already won the XC league in Norway. But she prefers to just fly out into the wilderness, far away from civilisation.
Norway: The land of fjords. The land of farmed salmon. The land of oil wealth. The country of knitted sweaters. The land of ski jumpers and cross-country skiers. But the land of paragliders? That doesn't immediately come to mind. Nevertheless, paragliders are of course also used in Norway. And one of the best pilots in the country is a German: Ulrike Jüse. She has been on the podium several times in the Norwegian XC League, and even took first place in 2019 – overall, i.e. ahead of all the men.
Ulrike has been living in Norway for almost 17 years, which is sometimes even audible in a nice, subtle Norwegian accent in her mother tongue.
She came to Norway to do a doctorate in pharmacology, drawn by the wild beauty of the country because Ulrike is a nature-lover through and through. Basically, it can't be enough for her outside and away from settlements. And so the 41-year-old cultivates many sporting hobbies with which she can set off into the wilderness: these include hiking, climbing, ice skating and ski-touring - and also paragliding. Preferably alone, in hike-and-fly style and designed for bivouac tours.
In this 74th episode of Podz-Glidz, Ulrike Jüse talks about this passion. Among other things, it is about lonely flight tours through the wilderness of Norwegian national parks and their conscious choice of route away from roads and other easy return options. We talk about the attraction of experiencing these impressive natural landscapes from the perspective of a wide variety of sports, but also about how to deal with the risks involved.
Another topic is the paragliding scene in Norway, which in some respects ticks a bit differently than in the Alpine countries. Ulrike also gives valuable tips for all those who, at the end of the podcast, should also feel like experiencing the Norwegian wilderness with a paraglider."
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