ON DETAIL: YANICK LETTRY / GUILLAUME FERJOUX
|Pilot: Yanick Lettry
Birth Date: 11.10.1974
Glider: OZONE LM5
Harness: AIRPLUME Plume Ultra
|Assistant: Guillaume Ferjoux
Birth Date: 01.05.1979
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?
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.