Frédéric Juvaux


"It's nice to compete at home and against some of the best pilots."

Pilot: Frédéric Juvaux
Nationality: French
Birth Date: 11.25.1980
City: Toulouse
Country: France
Job: Engineer
Glider: SKYWALK X-Alps 3
Harness: SKYWALK Range X-Alps 2
Helmet: SUPAIR school
Sponsors: Opencamp
Assistant: Fabrice Iché
Nationality: French
Birth Date: 10.10.1963
City: Saléchan
Country: France


What is your greatest sporting success?
Big triangles in Pyrenees (up to 170km). And also some hard climbing routes.

When and why did you start paragliding?
2012, to fly down mountains.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I’m a rock climber/alpinist/ski tourer since I’m 10 years old.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Hike and fly, rock climbing, ski touring or running (depends on season) and sometimes a day off 🙂

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
My first flight over 100km: it was my first flight in the Alps and I was still a beginner with just 100 flights.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
It's nice to compete at home and against some of the best pilots.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
First time.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
I fly most of the time in the center part of the Pyrenees, on french and spanish sides.

What will your strategy be during the race?
I watched a lot of tutorials from Chrigel Maurer, so: trying to fly straight to the next point instead of walking 🙂

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
Flying with top hike and fly pilots, discover new area and doing all of that with friends.

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

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Because he's a very good singer and he knows well Pyrenees.

Anything else you like to comment?
Thanks to the organizers, it's a lot of work and without you, there wouldn't be any races.