What is your greatest sporting success?
Crossing Nepal from east to west on foot
When and why did you start paragliding?
I first flew with Les Ailes du Mont Blanc in Chamonix in 2007 because it looked so beautiful
What is your mountaineering experience?
I have climbed in the Cascades, Yosemite, Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, the Alps, and Patagonia. I don’t climb so much now that I’m older and can fly better than I could ever climb.
What does your typical training week consist of?
Some trail running, kitesurfing, and paragliding.
What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Topping out on the Nose on El Cap when I was 22 after four and a half days of slow and inexperienced big wall climbing was really special. Crashing into a tree while skiing when I was 28 was pretty lame.
Why did you choose X-Pyr?
It is such an aesthetic and interesting challenge.
Have you participated on X-Pyr before?, How was it?
I supported my friend Willi Cannell in the 2018 edition, and it was wonderful. We had a great time, and I was so excited watching him face the challenge and find his own way through the course.
Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?, what do you think about them?
I haven’t, I supported Willi and am familiar with the Pyrenees but only from the ground. I’m excited to fly them.
What will your strategy be during the race?
Make sure to have fun and enjoy the adventure, and if possible try to make 100k per day.
What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The adventure with my team.
What scares you the most about the event?
Windy valleys and cables.
Why will he/she make a good assistant?
My girlfriend Julia Seyferth is always fun to be around, and she is excited to see the Pyrenees for her first time. My friend Keith Forsyth is a great pilot, is much smarter than me and will be an excellent companion in the mountains.
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