What is your greatest sporting success?
Competing 20 years now, winning lot of competitions – 3 times X-Pyr: https://chrigelmaurer.ch/portrait/
When and why did you start paragliding?
I`m inspired by the birds and my father.
What is your mountaineering experience?
I can climb famous peaks like Mt. Blanc or the Matterhorn
What does your typical training week consist of?
Arround 12-20 h endurance (running, ski touring, hiking, biking) and 1-2 h gym and stretching.
What are your best and worst sporting memories?
The good memories are always that I can reach more than expected in a competition. But yes, when I make a mistake, I am disappointed and frustrated- the border between both are very close.
Why did you choose X-Pyr?
It is the only competition which starts on the beach and ends in the beach. I also like the adventure, to move into the wild and try to manage myself and have a good time with my friends- this is how it was in the past!
Have you participated on X-Pyr before?, How was it?
2014, 2016, 2018- It was stressful, hard to walk on the road but finally very nice- thanks Inigo & team for organising the race!
Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?, what do you think about them?
What will your strategy be during the race?
Same as at the races before, also our strategy from X-Alps works well: start smart, no mistakes at the beginning and get into the race/flow. Enjoy the Pyrenees and start to push. Hope for a good move to get a little advantage to end first 🙂
What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The wild landscape and to have a real adventure race!
What scares you the most about the event?
The long final on the road.
Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Ramon and Sarah know harder sports than Hike&Fly….
Anything else you like to comment?
See you soon