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ON DETAIL: YANICK LETTRY / GUILLAUME FERJOUX

“My best memories: landing in my grandfather’s village in northern Italy”

Pilot: Yanick Lettry
Nationality: Swiss
Birth Date: 11.10.1974
City: Esslingen
Country: Switzerland
Job: Engineer
Glider: OZONE LM5
Harness: AIRPLUME Plume Ultra
Helmet: TBC
Sponsors:
Assistant: Guillaume Ferjoux
Nationality: French
Birth Date: 01.05.1979
City: Toulousse
Country: France

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
It’s my first year in paragliding and h&f competitions

When and why did you start paragliding?
First solo flights In 1986 with my father’s wing: what a dream for a 12 year old child! But I fly regularly since 2003…

What is your mountaineering experience?
I am doing ski touring since I can walk. Mountaineering and climbing in the Alps since I am 15. Lots of climbings, icy routes, ice-falls and aid climbings up to the highest grade. Opening of new climbing routes.

What does your typical training week consist of?
A mix of hiking and flying, running and XC flights

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
The best: landing in my grandfather’s village in northern Italy.
The worst: losing friends…

Why does the X-Pyr interest you?
A great challenge with a nice line from sea to sea, and guaranteed to spend time in the Pyrenees mountains.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Not yet.

What will your strategy be during the race?
Trying to stay with the head of the race from the beginning and fly as much as possible!

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The competition with some of the best hike&fly pilots in the world

What scares you the most about the event?
Getting injured before or during the race

Why will he make a good assistant?
Because he likes the challenge.
Because he is a positive thinking person.
Because he will try to make the best out of any situation.