Try to imagine that you were born in Meran, a small city in Alto Adige – Südtirol. You grew up surrounded by mountains: going north there are the Venoste Alps, going west the Ortles and the Gran Zebrù, going south you find the Adamello, and going east the Dolomites are waiting for you. You grew up surrounded by mountains, and if you are the curious type the questions of what is behind and beyond the peaks you see every morning burn in your mind.

Well, if your father is already a paragliding pilot, it’s very likely that you will develop not only a curiosity but a strong passion for paragliding. It’s fun, it’s the means to answer your question - to see what’s behind that peak, and it’s a perfect way to challenge yourself, understanding where’s your limit – and pushing it forward.

If you wonder why Aaron Durogati, 32 years old, but always feeling younger, is so much into the explorative dimension of flying and so keen to be an outstanding athlete in order to test his limits - pushing past any perceived barrier and setting new benchmarks - Well, this is your answer.

COMPETITIONS

2019 Red Bull X-Alps 9
2017  World Cup overall winner
Red Bull Dolomitenmann winner (paragliding section)
Alpen cup winner
1st CIVL world ranking
2nd Winter cup
3rd Trofeo internazionale Monte Grappa
2016  Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2nd (paragliding section) and 2nd team
Red Bull Elements winner (paragliding section) and 2nd team
X-pyrenei 3rd
Italian open 3rd
2015   Red Bull X-Alps 6
Red Bull Elements winner (paragliding section) and 2nd team
2014   Red Bull Dolomitenmann 3rd(paragliding section)
x-pyrenei 2nd
2013  World Cup overall winner
Red Bull X-Alps 7

"I TRY TO COMBINE ALL KINDS OF “SPORTS” TO GO ONE STEP FURTHER EVERY DAY."

Aaron Durogati

RESILIENCE

RESILIENCE

Imagine having a dream. A great, big, amazing dream. Imagine working hard to chase that dream, but without skipping any of the hard work. Imagine that feeling and hold it there for a moment.

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MERANO: FROM TRADITION TO REAL PASSION

MERANO: FROM TRADITION TO REAL PASSION

If you live in a rural area, there is always something to do. If you’ve grown up in an area which does not only consist of cement and glass you know this very well.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

FAVORITE PLACE

It’s still Meran. Thumbs up for Meran!

FAVORITE BOOK

Hubert Aupetit, “I visitatori del cielo”, a book about paragliding written about 30 years ago.

BIGGEST FEAR

Beside spiders, Aaron is afraid of a misfortune. It might sometimes seem conflicting, but everything he does is very well trained, calculated and reasoned.

ACTIVITIES PRACTICED

Paragliding (cross country, acro, speed riding, speed flying), ski mountaineering, steep skiing, ice climbing, and mountain running; often joined together and cross-combined in new forms of exploration and expression.

HOBBIES

Aaron likes to hang out on highlines and to cruise around on his longboard. Base jumping is a recent interest as well.

AARON DUROGATI

NATIONALITY: ITALIAN
DATE OF BIRTH: 6.7.1986
ACTIVITY: MOUNTAINEERING, SPEED HIKING, PARAGLIDING

THE CHAUKI DOLOMITES

THE CHAUKI DOLOMITES

Imagine someone told you that there was somewhere in the world with mountains similar to your local mountains, only a bit different.

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DOLOMITI SPEEDFLYING

DOLOMITI SPEEDFLYING

If Autumn in itself is a beautiful season, in the Dolomites it simply becomes exceptional.

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BEYOND COMPARISON

BEYOND COMPARISON

Hey, Tamara, how do you say “Have you got any paneer?”
“Don’t worry Aaron… we’ll be able to make people understand us.”

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PROJECTS

2017  Hike & fly project in India-Himalaya with Tamara Lunger
Combo Project Dolomites, speedflying Hike & Fly
2016   Wild Steep Chauki, steep skiing and speed riding project
2014   Red Bull peaks trilogy speed riding Project

HIGHLIGHTS