Barış Çelik

BARIŞ ÇELIK / METÍN KAVUNCUO

"Because we like new experience and push my limit!"

Pilot: Barış Çelik
Nationality: Turkey
Birth Date: 10.23.1989
City: Muğla (Turkey)
Job: Tandem pilot
Web: Barış Çelik
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Sponsors: THSF, Kutup Ayısı, Sandfox
Assistant: Metín Kavuncuo
Nationality: Turkey
Birth Date: 01-10-1998
City: Kayseri (Turkey)

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
1. Mt.AĞRI climb in 22 hours 2. Mt.Aladaglar mangirci (fire true the crack route ) solo climb (max 7-) 3. Antalya Mt.sivri free solo speed climb (+5) in 1:45 H the wall height 1000 m

When and why did you start paragliding?
In 2008 I started paragliding, the first years I was doing it with the other nature sports (climbing, mountaineering and trail running), in this time of my life (the last 2 years) I put almost all my efforts on paragliding.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I started mountaineering before I started paragliding in 2007 at the beginning It was just kind of burning some calories but by the time it took another dimension in my life and I have done some important solo climbs in Turkey . These are some of them: 1. Mt.AĞRI climb in 22 hours 2. Mt.Aladaglar mangirci (fire true the crack route ) solo climb (max 7-) 3. Antalya Mt.sivri free solo speed climb (+5) in 1:45 H the wall height 1000 m.

What does your typical training week consist of?
I do solo flights 3 days every week and 4 days I do some cardio trainings.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
It was my first +300K flight, was great flight but I was angry because I couldn’t break the Turkish record cause of the overdeveloped air.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
Because we like new experience and push my limit!

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
no

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
no

What will your strategy be during the race?
Flying when it’s flyable , then hiking or running when it’s not flyable my only goal will be going forward.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
Pyrenees

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

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

Anything else you like to comment?
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