The pyrenees are much more wild than Alps

Stanislav Mayer


TEAMS

Stanislav Mayer

PILOT

  • Nationality
    Czech Republic
  • Birthday
    August 21, 1989
  • Occupation
    Software developer and consultant
  • Residence
    Jablonec nad Nisou (Czech Republic)
  • Experience
    3 X-Pyr
  • Wing
    GIN Puma
  • Harness
    GIN X-Lite
  • Helmet
    ICARO 2000 Transalp

Miroslav Oros

ASSISTANT

  • Nationality
    Czech Republic
  • Residence
    Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic)

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What is your greatest sporting success?
Finishing the Red Bull X-Alps 2015. Winning a FAI bronze medal with Czech team at the World championships 2021.

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started in 2010 with my friend Vejvis. We used to climb in Europe. We wanted to fly down fast and easily after the ascent.

What is your mountaineering experience?
Elbrus, Matterhorn, North Face of the Ortler …

What does your typical training week consist of?
Ahh 😀 … usually just running to work and then from work back home.
But other than that in winter I like cross-country skiing and skitouring on weekends. When it is good weather for flying I fly in my home spots and I usually walk to the takeoff and sometimes also back …

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Best probably finishing the Red Bull X-Alps 2015. But the most I remember were great views and chilling with friends and family in the mountains.
Worst was probably a close-call during ice-climbing.

Why did you choose the X-Pyr?
Because I love hike&fly and the Pyrenees are great for this sport. And also I would like to meet the best athletes there and enjoy this sport with them en route.

Have you participated in the X-Pyr before?, How was it?
Yes, three times. 2014, 2016 and 2018. For me it was always a great time in mountains.
The most I remember was in 2014, landing in Andorra. I didn’t know that there is some small country like this so it was bit funny. And this day flying around a storm I will always remember.
And then I also remember 2016 when I slept with Aaron Durogati in our gliders on the ridge and he was so kind he gave me a battery and some water in morning the next day. Then we found some snow, great mountaineering experience …

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before? What do you think about them?
It is much more wild than the Alps.

What will your strategy be during the race?
I hope we will stay calm in the race, and enjoy it. I would like to spend as much time as possible in the air.

What excites you most about the X-Pyr?
Crossing from sea to sea and also bivouacs.

What scares you the most about the event?
Storms, strong wind, walking more than two days.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
We are good friend and he is physiotherapist.

Anything else you like to comment?
Have you also thought about a category without supporter?

 

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