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Red Bull X-Alps 2019 day 7

Day 7 began with heavy rain until I got going at 8am. A beautiful hike and glide up the Inn valley in cloudy conditions just before the next rain – then a long walk to the Flüela Pass, where the … Continue reading

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Red Bull X-Alps 2019 day 6

Day 6 saw me swapping places with the Croatian as I hiked and flew west along the Inn river into Switzerland. Starting in the lead, waiting for morning low cloud, mistiming my flight before sunshine, and catching him again with … Continue reading

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Red Bull X-Alps 2019 day 5

Day 5 began with a hike and down valley glide, then a long brisk walk (or run) to get under Innsbruck airspace and up the mountains to the north. Not only did I want to use the first thermals, it … Continue reading

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Red Bull X-Alps 2019 day 4

Day 4 began in Italy with rain – what?! It cleared for some morning glides but it took its sweet time for the cloud to clear and finding the first thermal was the hardest. Once away to the west, conditions … Continue reading

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Red Bull X-Alps 2019 day 3

Day 3 began with some unfinished business, tagging the Aschau / Chiemsee turn point 3. A hike and fly brought me most of the way there. The next flight started well but ended prematurely, I had to hike for an … Continue reading

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