Pier Paolo Role Romano

PIER PAOLO ROLE ROMANO / MARCO APPINO

"First Experience I can't wait for the departure time"

Pilot: Pier Paolo Role Romano
Nationality: Italy
Birth Date: 05.09.1979
City: Courmayeur (Italy)
Job: Mountain Guide Guida Alpina
Web: www.hikeandflymontebianco.blogspot.com
Glider: ADVANCE Omega X-Alps 3
Harness: FLYNEO Stay Up
Helmet: SUP AIR
Assistant: Marco Appino
Nationality: Italy
Birth Date: 09.03.1984
City: Saint Pierre Aosta (Italy)

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
I have done many expeditions in the Himalayas I do not define the mountain as a real sport but a passion to share with my client and myself

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started paragliding by making camps at the AmaDablam base camp I started with para-mountaineering to go down the mountains quickly

What is your mountaineering experience?
My mountaineering experience is much higher than flying alone, mountains of 7500m north walls ice rock and skiing are my daily bread. I am an international alpine guide trainer.

What does your typical training week consist of?
My training week consists in going to the mountains every day with my work as a mountain guide and I enter cardiac workouts I often go up in the high mountains ski mountaineering and winter mountaineering, obviously depending on the conditions I accompany my customers in flight on the massif of Mont Blanc with fantastic tandem flights and bivouac flights

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Each ascent, descent have its own peculiarity, seeing the people I accompany rejoice is a priceless thing. Climb to the Central Pylon of Freney, North Eiger, Ama Dablam, Mount Elbrus

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
I chose X Pyr because I want to get involved in this magnificent experience to learn many things that can be useful in the future

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
First Experience I can't wait for the departure time

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
I have not flown the Pyrenees but I think I will visit us before the race

What will your strategy be during the race?
Strategies are not revealed (I like the art of improvisation)

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The environment and the desire to discover a real adventure trying to keep my safety limits very high

What scares you the most about the event?
know little local areology

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
my assistant is a great friend of mine with whom I fly we work as mountain guides and I blindly trust him

Anything else you like to comment?
I wait a few days and let you know!