The world’s toughest adventure race
When we first dreamed up the Red Bull X-Alps with our good friend Hannes Arch, it sounded just like that: a dream. Beyond achievable, and certainly beyond likely – a group of paragliders racing each other the entire distance of the Alps, from Salzburg to Monaco.
While incredibly daunting, the premise was simple enough – and in 2003, there were 17 paragliders crazy enough to do it. Just three of them finished.