Hi Christian, we heard that you have a head for heights! Can you tell us a bit about your passion for sports?
This winter I started paragliding - I particularly love the way it allows you to interact with the mountains and how the sport combines well with my other passions such as skiing, hiking and listening to music.
How did you find out about Mountain Festival and what inspired you to go?
Being based in Wengen, a ski town above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, I found out through friends, although the real pull was a schedule packed with great activities. I was really impressed with the variety on offer and the quality of the trainers, leaders and speakers.
What preparations did you make for the weekend and how did you train? Were there any essential items you brought with you?
I’m lucky to live in a mountain town as it gives me the opportunity to indulge in outdoor activities on a regular basis. My experience at last year’s Mountain Festival brought me in contact with outdoorsy, motivated and active people that trained once or twice a week. But if you're worried, don't be. A basic level of fitness will suffice.
What was the best activity and workshop you went on?
I really enjoyed the night activities. The evening hike, presentations and speeches (particularly Simone Moro’s) were great. The workshop on photography was probably the one I enjoyed the most.