Peter Slack stepping on the sky, passionate about the Slack Line.
This time we want to present to young Xabier Amorrortu. This lover of nature and adrenaline does his best every time he practices an activity. It is a great pleasure having him on the team Inguru Abentura.
Lately he has strong given by the Slack-line, and yesterday he presented a video with the best images he recorded last year, a real spectacle.
If you want to know him a little better, here we leave you the interview that Anboto magazine conducted with him in July of last year:
When we called him to make an appointment for an interview, we caught Xabi Amorrortu from Elorriaga jumping on the bridge. He was scaling on the next call. Such is the life of an adventure sports technician. He is a member of the Surround Adventure Cooperative.
How did you create the Environment Cooperative?
Two friends from Vitoria-Gasteiz founded Inguru Abentura as a company ten years ago in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Last December, due to the high workload, we set up a cooperative with the intention of forming a strong working group, and we joined six other young people.
What do you offer?
Although all our activities are related to nature and sports, I would classify our offer in three areas. The first is the most guided action: they go for an activity with a guide without having to know about the sport: they go climbing, jumping or canyoning, or exploring caves, for example. The second offer consists of courses. The actions are the same, but instead of going through the day, the participants deepen their knowledge. The last area is dedicated to festivals, and we offer zip lines, slackline practice and trampolines, for example.
What is your favorite action?
Climbing has always been a passion since I bought some cats when I was 16 years old. I have been on a caving team for many years, making maps of caves. I’ve put everything aside for now, and I devote the little time I have to slackline. Next week, for example, I will travel to Poland to perform in the Urban Line Festival.
You also work on a special type of bridge jump.
It is an internationally acclaimed form of swim rock. We place a zip line on a cliff side by side. You do it on one side of the abyss, but you are tied to a zip line in the middle of the abyss.
Where do you go to do all these actions?
Fortunately, our work changes every day, and we move all over the Basque Country. In Berriatua we make a bridge jump, and on the way from Merelludi to Lekeitio we have a rich cave; There are easy caves around Maña; In Elorrio we also started to go to a cave in Besaide; and we do climbing, rappelling and zip-lining in Eginon and Atxart.
These actions are associated with risk. Is that so?
We are now running a self-protection campaign, especially for young people. We are close to risk every day, but we know that if we manage the risk, it can be avoided. But still, there are factors that are beyond our control.
What is your customer profile?
On the one hand, we have young people. We offer multi-adventure courses to young people every school year, as well as summer camps. And on the other hand, there are youth groups on the weekends. They tend to be groups of 20-30 year olds.
Does adventure sports catch on?
Yes, this is often the case. When a person goes down a canyon, he wants more. He then goes on to receive courses. That’s why we offer special trips: we go to Italy to go down the canyons, and we are planning a trip to Morocco.