In 2019 I am racing as NZL1, because there is another kiwi! I am joined by the women’s NZ distance record holder Kinga. See our pages here:
I leave for Europe on 9 June 2019, arriving at the latest possible time for meetings, medicals and media. Like last time, my brother Ben and Mum (Karen) will be supporting me for the race. It will be my third Red Bull X-Alps.
Athletes and supporters pay their own way to the race, with the Red Bull organisation responsible for event organisation and bringing it to the masses. In contrast to traditional paragliding competitions, this event is by invitation and there is a focus on character development as the drama unfolds on this adventure.
In 2017 Nick covered over 1000km of the course and again made the top 10, with his brother Ben and mother Karen winning the Best Supporters award, validating the minimalist approach.
Nick’s official athlete page at redbullxalps.com
Nick’s sharemyjoys.com about paragliding in the mountains.
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We have applied to the New Zealand Hang gliding and Paragliding Association (NZHGPA) for a $5000 grant to split between NZL1 and NZL2. Please remember to register if you are a visiting pilot – they’re a friendly bunch of people doing great work for us so we can have fun.
Thanks also to www.nelsontravelbroker.co.nz for helping us arrange travel insurance.
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