20 years of red bull x-alps
In 2023 we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Red Bull X-Alps. The late adventurer Hannes Arch and our CEO, Ulrich Grill founded and embarked on the epic journey in 2003. Back then it was a much more adventure and less race. The first edition had 17 participants who set off into the mountains with stacks of paper maps and packs weighing around 25kg. Now all the navigation is via GPS and the packs weigh closer to 6kg.