ON DETAIL: STEPHANE GARIN / PATRICE ARIAS
|Pilot: Stephane Garin
Birth Date: 04.09.1975
Job: military (moutaineering and paragling instructor)
Glider: GIN Boomerang GTO2
Harness: SUPAIR XA 13
Helmet: ICARO Light Transalp
Sponsors: CAIRN, 7e bataillon de chasseurs alpinss
|Assistant: Patrice Arias
Birth Date: 28.10.1976
What is your greatest sporting success?
My second place in the airtour race in 2013.
When and why did you start paragliding?
I started paragliding in 2008 when i served in moutain commando unit. In the begenning, it was only for the job, and quickly it has become a passion.
What is your mountaineering experience?
Top of Mont-blanc, Ecrins, Matterhorn.
What does your typical training week consist of?
Winter : skitouring and some competitions of ski speed touring (patrouille des glaciers in switzerland).
Summer : hike and fly, trail, cycling, alpinism,
What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Best : airtour race 2013 (second place).
Worst :airtour race 2014 (serious accident of paragliding during the race).
Why did you choose X-Pyr?
It’s the most important hike and fly competition of 2016. Wishing to subscribe to the redbull X-ALPS 2017, it(s very important to me to gain experience on this type of competition.
Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
No, it’s the first time.
Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
What will your strategy be during the race?
Try to make the right desicion.
What excites you most about X-Pyr?
To make a competition with some of the best hike and fly pilots of the world.
What scares you the most about the event?
Have bad weather and having to walk a lot.
Why will he make a good assistant?
He’s a very good friend who know the moutain and the paragliding and who is very resourceful.
Anything else you like to comment?
I’am eager to start the competition.