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ON DETAIL: CHRIGEL MAURER / THOMAS THEURILLAT

“What scares me more about X-Pyr is to move into a new area under competition pressure”

Pilot: Chrigel Maurer
Nationality: Swiss
Birth Date: 27.07.1982
City: Interlaken
Country: Switzerland
Job: Paragliding Pilot- Tandemflights, Further Trainings, Coachings, Speaker
Web: ChrigelMaurer.ch, XAlps.ch, Facebook
Glider: OZONE LM5
Harness: CM Magic Eagle
Helmet: ICARO
Sponsors:  Lowa, You Count, Eduard Steiner AG, Taktil, Biotech, Bächli Bergsport, SHV, Beodrinx
Assistant: Thomas Theurillat
Nationality: Swiss
Birth Date:08.09.1977
City: Interlaken
Country: Switzerland

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
First place Red Bull X-Alps 2013

When and why did you start paragliding?
1998 because of the fascination to be free

What is your mountaineering experience?
Top of Mt. Blanc, Matterhorn for example

What does your typical training week consist of?
Jogging, Walking uphill with Backbag, Skitouring, Biking

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Best: flying an Infinity Tumbling
Worst: when I made a little mistake in the Tumbling and I touched the canopy..

Why does the X-Pyr interest you?
To learn more about Spain and the Pyrenees.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
PWC in Ager.

What will your strategy be during the race?
To try and do what we know from our training and enjoy the landscape

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
To see a new place in the world.

What scares you the most about the event?
To move into a new area under competition pressure.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Because we will have a good time