Aaron Durogati

IN DETAIL: AARON DUROGATI / TAZIO ISGRO

"I really like the Pyrenees and the comp is great"

Pilot: Aaron Durogati
Nationality: Italian
Birth Date: 06.06.86
City: Merano
Country: Italy
Job: Paragliding pilot all round mountain explorer
Web: aaron-durogati.com
Glider: ADVANCE omega xa2
Harness: ADVANCE impress
Helmet: ICARO
Sponsors:  Red bull, Salewa, Geomag, Dr.zipe, Advance, Dynafit
Assistant: Tazio Isgro
Nationality: Italian
Birth Date: 04.05.85
City: Treviso
Country: Italy

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
2 world cup final winner; 2 Red Bull elements winner; Red Bull dolomitenmann winner; Red Bull X-Alps 2013/2015 7th and 6th; X-Pyr 2nd and 3rd.

When and why did you start paragliding?
When I was 15 years old.

What is your mountaineering experience?
Mountaniering in the Alps, Caucasus and Himalaya. Ice climbing and steep skiing.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Hike and fly.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Winning the super final in 2013 was amazing but in the same year I had an accident by landing with crampons.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
Because I really like the Pyrenees and the comp is great.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
Two times, was very nice.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Yes.

What will your strategy be during the race?
Fly as much as possible.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The wildness of this mountain range.

What scares you the most about the event?
Bad weather.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Because he is good.