I’m scared with specific traps

Rémi Bourdelle


TEAMS

Rémi Bourdelle

PILOT

  • Nationality
    France
  • Birthday
    June 5, 1992
  • Occupation
    Sport teacher at school
  • Residence
    Chamonix (France)
  • Experience
    Rookie
  • Wing
    AIRDESIGN Volt 4
  • Harness
    BODANFLY BF Cocon
  • Helmet
    SALOMON Mtn Lab

Ludovic Maitre

ASSISTANT

  • Nationality
    France
  • Residence
    Bonneville (France)

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What is your greatest sporting success?
A triangle flight of more than 300km from Chamonix.

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started flying at 12 years old. It’s been 18 years now.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I have practiced paralpinism in the French Alps and Switzerland the past few years.
I have enjoyed many tours, like:
✓ Mont-Blanc 4810m (Start at Chamonix 4000D+)
✓ Aiguille Verte 4122m (Start at Argentière 3800D+)
✓ Aiguille de Bionassay 4052m (3600D+)
✓ Aiguille d’Argentière 3900 m (start du Tour village 3600D+)
✓ Jungfrau 4158m (Start at Rutti 3700D+)
✓ Grand Combin 4314m (Start at Bourg Saint Pierre 3700D+)

I spend a big part of my training and time doing trail running, ski touring and Hike&Fly

What does your typical training week consist of?
It depends on the season.

In winter:
Lots of skitouring and paralpinism. Around 5000+/week

In spring :
Maximum paragliding flights and ski and paragliding tandems.

In the summer:
XC competitions with the PWC and national championships
Hike and fly with small&big gliders. And vertical trail running around 5000+/week

In the autumn :
A lot of of hike&fly and trail about 8000D+/week

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
The best: when I was 20 years old, I landed on the summit of Mont-Blanc, a childhood dream come true.
The worst: the 2019 Superfinal with an uncompetitive wing… so frustrating.

Why did you choose the X-Pyr?
The desire to discover a new playground and compete with the best hike and fly pilots.

Have you participated in the X-Pyr before?, How was it?
First time!

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?, what do you think about them?
A little bit in the French part. They can get complicated quickly and flying there is very committing. The kilometers in flight are hard earned.

What will your strategy be during the race?
Never be afraid, never exceed my level of commitment, and be as efficient as possible with the team.

What excites you most about the X-Pyr?
The idea of ​​crossing a mountain range and competing against the greatest pilots in the discipline.

What scares you the most about the event?
The strong wind and specific problem zones.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
He is very good at analysis. A flight level similar to mine, he is physically at the top! And he is a great friend !!!

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