Pictures from my first attempt paragliding. Up in the mountains of Saitama, the greenery and cool weather were a perfect backdrop for soaring. A practice session was first held in the big grassy area you can see in the second picture where we learned to “rise up”. With that basic steps under our belts, we were ready to take off the 16m hill. On this glide I made it to the grate or about a 50m glide. There was little wind, for better or worse, so I think the flights were steady but short. Dreams of paragliding as a hobby will have to wait until I live closer to the… Continue reading Up