THOMAS FRIEDRICH

NATIONALITY: AUSTRIA
DATE OF BIRTH: 16/05/2001
ACTIVITIES: PARAGLIDING, MOUNTAINEERING, MOUNTAINRUNNING, SKI MOUNTAINEERING

BIO


I was born and grew up in Graz. When I was a kid I was a lot outside with my dad. Hiking and climbing and later also flying. My dad has a flying school here in Graz so it was somehow obvious that I will start flying too. With the age of 11 I started flying and some years later I was already out alone for flying and exploring our home mountains.

Activities practiced:
I love to combine the two worlds of hiking running and mountaineering with paragliding.
It opens up so much possibilities no matter if summer or winter. Just hike up with a little bag and go wherever you want and takeoff land nearly everywhere. This is what makes it so special to me.

Hobbies:
Bouldering, slacklining, cooking.

Favourite Place:
The Dolomites for flying but just somewhere in the mountains.

Favourite Book:
Kilian Jornet “Run or die”.

Biggest Fear:
That I can’t do what I love anymore because of an accident or something like that.

 

PROJECTS


2019 Bordairrace Chiemsee 1st place
Bordairrace Overall 3rd (with 2 of 3 races)
Climb and glide 1st place
Trialp 2nd place
Dolomitenmann 4th place
2018 Bordairrace Schöckl 3rd place
Ironfly 5th place
Rise and Fall 4th place
Dolomitenmann 8th place