Christian Maurer


"The best: mastering big distances out in the nature by my team."

Pilot: Christian Maurer
Nationality: Switzerland
Birth Date: 07.27.82
City: Frutigen
Country: Switzerland
Job: Speaker / Tandempilot
Web: chrigelmaurer
Glider: ADVANCE Omega X-Alps 2 23
Harness: ADVANCE Lightness 2
Helmet: Icaro
Sponsors:  LOWA, TeamWork, You Count, dermaplast, SHV,Taktil, Adelboden,AIR Scout365, Bächli Bergsport
Assistant: Tobias Dimmler
Nationality: Switzerland
Birth Date: 06.06.84
City: Bern
Country: Switzerland


What is your greatest sporting success?
Two times winning X-Pyr!

When and why did you start paragliding?
1998, i was 16j and the air was my fastination- i wanted to go higher then the mountains!

What is your mountaineering experience?
Summit of Mt.Blanc, Matterhorn, Jungfrau and some Peaks more...

What does your typical training week consist of?
Power and Endurance training- Skitouring and Hike&Fly, running and stretchning is also important.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
The best: mastering big distances out in the nature by my team. the worst: get stuck while not understanding the conditions

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
Start a competition in the wather and end this also in the wather is unique!

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
Yes, it was new and surpised- the logistic is a real challenge!

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Yes, Worldcup and X-Pyr 2014 and 2016

What will your strategy be during the race?
Depending on the wether, normaly flying is more efficient...

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The style of a Hike&Fly competition with a familiary organisation- thanks Iñigo!

What scares you the most about the event?
Understanding and handeling all the rules right, specialy the airspaces a not so easy...

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
He know how it works and try to improove himself (i hope 🙂

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