Supporter: Tobias Dimmler
Sponsor: LOWA / TeamWork / YouCount / Dermaplast / Taktil / SHV / Adelboden / Bächli Bergsport / Air Scout365
Flying paragliding since 1998 - Hanggliding 2007
2 x Siege X-Pyr
3 x Weltmeister
5 x Sieger Red Bull X-Alps
5 x Schweizermeister
Sponsor: Teamwork/ Jack&Jones/cloud-7
Supporter: Sepp Inniger
-Fly since 2010
-Fly in Berner Oberland
-Testpilot by ADVANCE Paragliders
-Team Chrigel Maurer X-Alps Academy Member
Supporter: Alexander Anders
I started paragliding in 2015 while I was on a mountaineering trip in the swiss alps. Since then I used every good flying day to improve my paragliding skills.
Some competitions restults:
1st in Bordairace overall 2017
4th in sports class dhv-xc
12th in dolomiti superfly 2017
bivy trip through the southern alps in new zealand 2017-2018
qualified for the germany league in 2018
Supporter: Simon Volker
My name is Simon Oberrauner and I began paragliding in 2012, because I always wanted to fly and paragliding is the most simple and natural way to get airborne. Honestly, I have never regret this decision for a single second for it was one of the best of my entire life. I am competing in H&F comps since 2013. I was lucky to win the Overall Bordairrace Competition in 2015 and 2016, which brought me to the Red Bull X-Alps where i took part in 2017 and finished 5th. Druing the Xalps i enjoyed the part around lake como thats why I want to take part at the Ironfly.
Supporter: Arno Flitsch
Sponsor: skywalk Paragliders Garmin Flugschule Steiermark
Im flying for more than five years now and I would like to compete at the Red Bull X-alps someday. I try to be somewere in the mountains as often as possible running skiing or flying.
For the flying part i am flying acrobatics as well as comp flying and cross country flying ✌️😉
Supporter: Agostino Ghetti, Lambda team
My name's Giovanni Gallizia and I'm a 25 year old student from Italy, Milan.
I've always been involved in air sports. As a kid I've been soaring model and won many international competitions including a world championship in 2008 in Turkey.
I've been paragliding for the past three years and I really got into it.
I managed to achieve amazing (to me) cross country flights across of the Alps and especially from Cornizzolo, my local take off.
This year I took part in the Dolomiti superfly and manage to make great flying and almost got to the podium (I ended up fifth because of heat exhaustion and cramps)
I love climbing, mountaineering and skiing around the Alps and I have been doing it ever since I was young conquering many classic alpine routes and 4000m peaks around the Alps. I've been climbing in the United States too, topping great routes such as The Nose on El Capitan and the Half Dome.
Hike and fly allows me to join these two great passions in one single activity, and now taking part in hike and fly competitions is a great way to share this passion with friends.
I started paragliding in 2003 together with my father. Fast it has become essence of my life. I'm flying comps including PWC and World Championships already for 9 years and became Polish champion for last 3 years in a row. I'm working as a paragliding guide and instructor.
In 2017 I did Red Bull X-Alps for a first time and for sure it won't be my last H&F competition.
Supporter: Leveau Pascal
Sponsor: SUPAIR / CAIRN / 7BCA
Instructor of mountaineering and paragliding, I spend more than 250 days by year in mountain, either to mountaineering, or to fly in paragliding. Practicing paragliding since 2010, I became addicted to the hike and fly since I did the St hil airtour race. Since 2011 I participate every year in many competitions in different countries (X-PYR, VERCOFLY, JURA HF, DOLOMIY SUPERFLY, etc) and I had the chance to participate last year in the redbull xalps as assistant of Benoit OUTTERS with the team FRA4.
Profession: Isruttore di parapendio
Supporter: Giorgio Lanfredi, Bruno Mottini
Dario lives in Suello, a small village underneath Mount Cornizzolo. He likes being outside enjoying the nature and practicing sports like speed-riding, skydiving, kitesurfing, skiing and slackline-highline.
He started flying paragliding in the year 2000 becoming tandem pilot at the age of 16. He practiced acro flying as a main activity for more than 10 years achieving many of the most difficult maneuvers like “infinity tumbling” and “esfera”. He became acro Italian vice-champion in 2013. Since two years he started cross country with different flights over 100 Km. He worked professionally in the paragliding world since many years, first as a tandem pilot and instructor assistant becoming then a full time instructor in the year 2015.
Profession: Manager rope access works
Supporter: Sabrina Frigerio
A long time xc pilot now keen on hike and fly.
Very passionate of mountain activities such as rock climbing, mountain bike and alpine skiing.
My full time job takes me to the mountains as well.I spend my free time between family and sport.
I also enjoy my relaxed evening with friends, good food and a glass of red wine.
Supporter: Michele Boschi
Supporter: Bernard Godet
Sponsor: Sentier Adventure Gear
Supporter: Andrea Signoretto
Michelin starred Chef, hike & fly athlete and deeply interested in mountaineering, adventure and exploration.
Supporter: Andrea Signoretto
Born and raised in Ticino, Switzerland. Started flying four years ago. I have always been attracted by xc flying and hike&fly. Have been training a lot the hiking in the two last summers and during the winter I usually go for skitouring.
Supporter: Katarzyna Wołek
I was born in Zakopane in Tatra Mountains and mountains have always been my passion. I am a paragliding pilot for ten years and since a couple of seasons I frequently participate in competitions. In 2017 I became Polish female champion. I was also a supporter in Red Bull X-Alps 2017 in Team Poland. I work as a paragliding guide and architect. Some years ago I've been training ski-mountaineering and taking part in comps. Hike & fly competition would be a new challenge for me
Supporter: Francesca Milasi Franci
I live in the flatlands of Belgium and when I started paragliding 10 years ago I was so naïve to think I could go hike and fly in those flatlands.
3 years later I started hike and fly in the Alps. Since then, every year, I spend some weeks alone flying and bivouacking.
Next to that I love the hike&fly competitions: the combination of endurance, adventure and flying gives a perfect match…
With Francesca we already did a nice competition in the south of France and we had a lot of fun, I’m sure it will be no less during this one 🙂
(Comps: Airtour; Vercofly, Jura H&F, Tarent’airtour, Transdromoise, Verbier Aircross, Bornes to Fly, … other sports: marathon, triathlon)
Supporter: Alessandra Zeni
Sponsor: Vola bass Molveno/Betalink
Supporter: Tobi Barfuss
Love hyk and flay...i am trainings 5 in the weeks. Sommer mountsinswalk and winter skitourennen and skitouring.
Supporter: Stefano Sozzi
Sponsor: Mac Para
Free climber from 1980 with various ascent in the alpes. Paraglider from 1988 with various cross country fly in the Europe end in the world (Brazil Venezuela Azerbaijan Marocco R. Domenicana).
Supporter: Philippe Verrando
Sponsor: THE MORTOLA TOWER, LUXURY ECO RESORT WEST LIGURIA HANBURY GARDENS, FLYHOUSE SICILY BY DARIO ALBEGGIANI, MAURIZIO DIMAGGIO DJ RADIO MONTECARLO, NOVA ITALIA, MOTTURA CASSEFORTI E CHIUSURE DI SICUREZZA, JELMINI.IT TORINO, EMMECI PANE TORINO, PALESTRA RED PEPPER VALLECROSIA
COMPETITION IN SEVERAL SPORTS SINCE 12
PARAGLIDING FROM 2013
2016 + 2017 340 FLIGHTS MANY COUNTRY
Supporter: Bruno Pomati, Sergio Panzeri
Paragliding pilot since 1989 as a side activity of mountain climbing. From the early 90th started national and international competitions and cross country flights. Great passion for hike & fly considered as the summa of paragliding and hiking. Vercofly, Jura and Dolomiti Superfly some of the recent H&F competitions.
Supporter: Graziano Galvagni
Profession: Tecnico Commerciale
Supporter: Sandro Pandolfi, Gaetano Coglitore
I’m a paragliding pilot since 13 years. I started following my dad’s steps, he was hang gliding pilot and mountaineer first and paragliding pilot later. Nature has been in my life since I was young and I always felt the necessity to spend time outdoor playing sport: mountain running, climbing, ski, ski mountaineering and mountain bike.
Paragliding for me has been a way to look beyond my beloved mountains but never before climbing up on them. In fact I do hike&fly since I started flying.
One year ago I for the first time participated in a hike&fly race ranking the third position so I started thinking: “Why not to participate in more races?”