Portrait - Stefan Glosauer
Can you introduce yourself in a few words?
SG: Stefan - I'm 55 years, living on the upper bavarian alpine rim, I'm an enthusiastic mtb freepilot & ski mountaineer - rinding on the edge of possibilities, love road biking on alps passes - but my passion is paragliding.
When and how did you learn paragliding?
I started with the famous paragliding sport in a time when pilots were heroes and jumping from every mountain - must be around the early 90's, a time where the most pilots knew each other. In the late 90's I quit due to an uncontrolled crash and restarted in the mid 2005 - when the gliders became much more safe and powerful.
My first harness - a Supair Air Bulle - I kept as a memory to this time.
What is your kind of paragliding ?
XC Paragliding as well as hike&fly, best when i can combine both.
Could you share an interesting paragliding memory with us ?
It's quite difficult to name only one. I've got impressive flights in and over the dolomites, flying together with family mate Manuel on the Zugspitz ridge and an eagle family, shared their airspace with us. A huge list of amazing XC flights on the main alps ridge, soaring into the sunset on a sicily dune......all unique.
What are your upcoming projects ?
I got no projects - projects hit me when they happen. I have dreams, one is a triangle with two times crossing the alps main ridge.