Adrian Keller (SUI3) poses for a portrait during the Red Bull X-Alps preparations in Wagrain, Austria on June 9, 2019


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  • Nationality: Switzerland
  • Date of birth: 20 March 1979
  • Profession: Bicycle Mechanic
  • Supporter: Dina Sägesser
  • Glider: Skywalk X-Alps4 XS
  • Sponsors: Skywalk Paragliders, GYSO AG, Brunner Spritzgussteile, Ulrich Oppliger AG

When and why did you begin paragliding?I started together with my father in 1995.

Do you paraglide competitively? List rankings and events.Vercofly 2014/2015/2016, Rollybock Trophy 2014/2015/2016/2018/2019, X-Pyr 2016/2018 and task in competitive XC.

What is your mountaineering experience?I'm constantly around the mountain with hike 'n' fly, mountaineering, mountain biking and climbing.

What is your paragliding experience?Fly everyday if possible, try to do special routes in special areas.

What is your adventure racing / endurance sport experience?X-Pyr 2016/2018 - Pyrenees/ Spain, Alpentour Trophy - Schladming/Austria, Vercofly 2014/2015/2016 - Wallis/Suisse

What does your typical training week consist of?Alongside work, I do a lot of trail running, mountaineering, hike 'n' fly and some special training in the gym.

What are your best and worst adventure / flying moments?My best memories are the time during the X-Pyr race and the worst was a crash on Born to fly in France.

What are the sporting moments you are most proud of?For the moment, the participation and result in X-Pyr but maybe in future the Red Bull X-Alps.

When and how did you first hear about Red Bull X-Alps?From other athletes and on the web.

Have you competed in Red Bull X-Alps before and if so, when?No.

What appeals to you about Red Bull X-Alps?It combines my big passion for the mountains and flying and being out in the nature.

What will be your strategy during the race?Keep on going and stay safe.

Why do you think you will make it to the finish?I have mental strength.

What scares you the most about the event?Making mistakes because of the race pressure.

Have you ever done anything of this magnitude before?Yes - X-Pyr.

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