Michal Krysta

ON DETAIL: MICHAL KRYSTA / TOMÁŠ MATERA

"The race is a big adventure in unknowned mountains for me"

Pilot: Michal Krysta
Nationality: Czech
Birth Date: 07.11.1984
City: Mikulov
Country: Czech Republic
Job: Business Manager
Web: www.x-pyr.cz, www.x-pyr.cz
Glider: OZONE LM5
Harness: FLY7000 Chogori
Helmet: ICARO2000 Transalp
Sponsors:  High Point, SkyBean, Compressport, Devold, GoalZero, Ozone, Elspeedo
Assistant: Tomáš Matera
Nationality: Czech
Birth Date: 05.05.1986
City: Dobroslavice
Country: Czech Republic

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
In my first big race, I achieved 2nd place at the Junior white water kayaking world championships.

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started flying in 2001 because it gives me freedom.

What is your mountaineering experience?
My biggest experience was a climbing expedition in Garhwal Himal in India. We climbed a new route in the huge North face of Changabang (6864mnm). Other experiences include the Alps, Kavkaz, High Tatras.

What does your typical training week consist of?
It consists of running, cycling, swimming and paragliding.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
The best moment was during my first climbing expedition in India as it fullfilled one of my biggest dreams. The worst one was my 25-meter fall down to the rope in the Tatras mountains during a climb.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
The race is a big adventure in unknowned mountains for me.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
Yes, in 2014.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Yes, in 2014.

What will your strategy be during the race?
To stay in the air most of the time.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
Another experiences.

What scares you the most about the event?
I fear nothing.

Why will he make a good assistant?
He is a good friend and I believe in his skills.

Anything else you like to comment?
See you soon.