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Red Bull X-Alps – would you do it again?

My fourth X-Alps campaign ended prematurely this year when I eliminated on the sixth morning. I could name as factors my ankle injury, bad luck negotiating airspace technicalities, the disruptions of the pandemic, or the other competitors just being too … Continue reading

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Red Bull X-Alps 2019 day 12

Day 12 was the last day of the race. Having declared my night pass, I began at 3am (after an “early” night, it helped me escape the heat) and hiked to a high point to glide in the direction of … Continue reading

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Red Bull X-Alps 2019 day 11

Day 11 began in the famous Chamonix valley. First up a hike and glide to Mt Joly, west of Mont Blanc, then the heat wave continued as I pieced together a high route to St Hilaire, tagging it at the … Continue reading

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Red Bull X-Alps 2019 day 10

Day 10 started with a hike to a snowy pass and a beautiful glide down to the slopes of Niesen, one of Switzerland’s most famous paragliding sites. Another hot and sunny day and barely anyone around, for the most part … Continue reading

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Red Bull X-Alps 2019 day 9

Day 9 started by waving thanks to my dairy farmer hosts, for a quick hike and glide to the slopes of Titlis, and a long climb to reach the turn point (and extra supplies from Mum). Then to avoid airspace … Continue reading

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