Patrick Sieber

PATRICK SIEBER / MANON HAAR

"To fly in one of the most beautiful landscapes the world has to offer, the pain and the reward"

Pilot: Patrick Sieber
Nationality: Germany
Birth Date: 11.14.1987
City: Telfes (Austria)
Job: Software developer
Web: www.facebook.com/patricksiebair
Harness: SKYWALK Range Xalps 2
Helmet: SUPAIR School
Sponsors: Summermobil, LEKI, Chiba
Assistant: Manon Haar
Nationality: Germany
Birth Date: 04.17.1992
City: Telfes (Austria)

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
German Record flight at Elfer, Stubai. Crossing the alps (North->South) only by foot in under 5 days (2 times) and flying FAI 200km+ in the alps.

When and why did you start paragliding?
In 2004, my parents were paragliding pilots themselves 😉

What is your mountaineering experience?
Mountaineering mainly in Stubai and France so far. Several high alpine peaks, support in every competition for Patrick

What does your typical training week consist of?
I love to be outside and to train every day. At least 4-5 times (trail-)running and 2-3 times on the bike. In 2019 i ran 2.200km in distance and 41.500m in height. Not to forget: fly as much as possible.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Finishing my first 200km+ FAI was surely one of the best. One of the worst would be the crash in the last Edition 🙁

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
Not only that i love the pyrenees, i love to hike and i love to fly. This surely are the major reasons besides the thing to fly among the best in this sport of course.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
Yes and this time we are going/flying to the mediterranean.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Yes and i am looking forward to it again!

What will your strategy be during the race?
Beeing thoughtful, making better decissions than last time ...without stress!

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The adventure itself: To be out in the nature, to fly in one of the most beautiful landscapes the world has to offer, the pain and the reward.

What scares you the most about the event?
Scared would not be the correct definition: It's more about the respect, how nature can hit you in the balls sometime

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Because we already know that we are capable of solving tricky situations and forming a good team. Of course, she knows me best and knows what to do when it comes to starvation, tiredness and stress. Besides that, we already managed to overcome long distances and the mere presence of her motivates me to do my best, thats why i am sure that she is the perfect supporter in this race

Anything else you like to comment?
Cannot wait for the 21st of June!