More and more pilots are rediscovering the roots of paragliding, by shouldering their lightweight rigs and walking up mountains or hills, to fly down in gentle morning air or to start mindboggling XC adventures across long stretches of new territory. Regardless of your particular taste in Airborne Sensations, the new UP Lhotse is just what you need for the job!
With the new UP Lhotse, going on your next airborne adventure just got a whole lot easier. Being both compact and light-weight, the Lhotse is an ideal travel companion regardless of your chosen mode of transportation. It could take you on single- or multi-day adventures in you local mountain range, or it could be you preferred daily toy at home on the local hill or tow paddock.
The Lhotse is built to perform and handle like a higher-rated glider, but as with all UP wings it isn’t the kind of glider that comes out and bites you when you need it the least. Its precise, linear handling will make exploiting the lift you encounter along the way into pure bliss, and once you have reached the top of the thermal just sit back and enjoy the impressive gliding performance, or push the light-but-efficient speed bar to go somewhere exciting in a hurry.
The Lhotse is light on you back as well as on your wallet, not least when checking it into the hold on commercial airline flights – or you could just carry it on board as cabin luggage. Weighing just 3.3kgs (M size) your carry-on bag will even take a lightweight harness, provided you manage to pack both of them small enough!