The fascination with being airborne was reinforced at the age of 15 when Tom finally was able to see what the world looked like from above on his first paragliding flight. With the young Belgian’s hunger for adventure fuelled the expeditions came thick and fast including being the first paraglider pilot to fly over Machu Picchu in 2008. He also set the world distance record for his flight from Brussels to Istanbul the following year.
An active participant in the Red Bull X-Alps event, Tom was the youngest pilot in 2007 and 2009. He says his greatest success was travelling 119km between Zermatt and Chamonix on foot non-stop for the final 28 hours. “X-Alps represents everything I like: adventure, friendship, strong emotions and pushing it to the edge,” says Tom.
Flying 7000m above the Concordia glacier near K2, this airborne explorer thrives on the challenge and is only satisfied when he has tested his own limits.