My parents have always taken my two siblings and me away from the TV and computer games into the mountains to show us the beauty of nature. Hiking, climbing, biking, ski touring – but it was not competitive at all only “outdoor adventures”. At the age of 15 I saw an advertisement for a ski mountaineering race close to my home and decided to take part there.
I really liked to challenge myself, to overtake older guys with obviously better equipment and to “give it all”. So infected with the “virus”, I started to train more seriously and did some mountain runs in summer. At the age of 18, a local shop dealer asked me if I wanted to be his team partner for the Transalpine Run, an 8-days-alps-crossing by foot, and this was when I found my passion for trail- and Sky running…
To find the perfect trail. I know that this will probably never happen but I think it’s the goal of all trail-runners to run THE PATH – to feel the speed, the gravity in the turns, the grip of the shoes that cut through the terrain, to breathe the fresh, energetic air and to ride as light as a feather.
I am a mountain lover and like to enjoy the brilliant views on the top. My motivation is to feel the energy of nature, just to hear the bench cracking under my feet, the birds singing and my heartbeat pulsing. The mix of physical exhaustion and absorbing from the beautiful surrounding makes me feel happy. If you can share this with friends it’s even more great…
During the week I usually train alone in the mountains around my hometown Bad Reichenhall but at the weekends I try to make longer runs or cycling loops with friends.
I think that I don’t have a real recipe (and I would not share my top-top secret ;-). No, honestly, it’s discipline and hard work day by day. Spending a lot of hours on the mountains makes you better and increases your endurance…
That I will reach the finish at all. In long ultra races in alpine terrain it’s so easy to twist your ankle, to have a bad fall or to collapse that my main goal is always to cross the finish line. But of course on the start line I hope I have chosen the right clothing, packed all the mandatory gear and took some toilet paper (for emergency ;-))
It’s my parents. Without their support I would not have received what I already have and couldn’t continue as I do. It’s not only their help of organizing things, motivate me if I don’t feel good or cheer along the race course. It’s that I do know that they would do everything for me if I am in deep trouble.
Listen to your body! As an athlete it’s important to work together with your “engine”, to take care of it and not overuse it. Your body is your friend and not your enemy!
I want to explore more trails around the world and run some of the most iconic races on the globe. On my to-do-list are e.g. UTMB, Diagonale des Fous, Hardrock and a few more. And as I am a student at the moment, I want to finish that too to get my university degree in teaching (mathematics and biology).
The Thermal flight Plus lets you at least half an hour to see the world from above. In strong thermals and sometimes turbulent air you feel the enormous strength of updrafts, so you and your tandem pilot can in good conditions drive over the top of the mountains.
Sometimes you can go even higher along with your tandem pilot, close to the clouds. These tandem flights operate mainly in the spring and early summer.
Please note: The strongest thermals for these flights are in the months of March to August. In other seasons, the pilot can achieve very long flight times only on certain days. The advantage in the late summer and fall: The air is perfectly calm – soaring and gliding!
Please ask your tandem flight pilot on the spot about filming and photography, he can best assess the situation on the ground.
After about 30-60 minutes you begin with the landing. After this experience you will be full of impressions. Many images and feelings often come to mind days later…
-Full instructions about take-off, flight, landing phases with your tandem pilot.
-Of course, you are insured with us, your pilot signs all tandem flight insurance in your presence.
-During briefing you get a helmet, gloves and in bad weather a flight suit.
-Paragliding takes place together with your tandem pilot.
Flight time 30-60 minutes
Total time 2 Hours
The Thermal flight offers the feeling of the thermals in the air during the flight and the paraglider is a bit longer.
Your tandem pilot will be looking through the power of the sun, causing updrafts. Besides, many circles are flown and maintained constantly at new sites for even better thermals out. Using these thermals your tandem pilot can extend the flight time artificially.
Please note: By mid-September the thermals are usually strong enough to extend the flight. In other seasons there can be only for a single day.
Often filming and photography are possible during the thermal flights due to the still relatively quiet conditions in the air.
After 15 – 30 minutes, you begin with the landing. Many passengers already dreaming for the next paragliding flight…
-Detailed briefing on the launch, flight, landing phases with your tandem pilot.
-We have assured the tandem flight, your pilot signs all flight insurance in your presence.
-During the preparation you get a helmet, gloves, and in bad weather a flight suit.
-Tandem flight together with your pilot.
Flight time 10-25 minutes
Total time 1.5 Hours