At 10:53 am today the 34-year-old Swissman Christian Maurer won the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for the fifth time running, while France’s Benoit Outters placed second. Maurer needed 11 days, 23 hours and 23 minutes to paraglide and walk across the Alps from Salzburg to Austria all the way to the Principality of Monaco
Swiss Christian Maurer is getting close to the finish line of his fifth consecutive Red Bull X-Alps 2017 victory.
Day 10 held no great surprises in store but proved difficult for all athletes. While many reached the Matterhorn, Christian Maurer is now 120km from the finish line, ahead of Benoit Outters and Paul Guschlbauer.
The ninth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 proved to be more difficult than expected with many athletes making little headway, including competition leader Christian Maurer who is currently 150 km from the finish line.
The video directed by Arnaud Moro dedicated to French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux and his latest work on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.
At the start of the eighth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, Switzerland’s Christian Maurer reached the last turnpoint at the Matterhorn and is now heading towards the finish line at Monaco. Yesterday his strongest rival, France’s Gaspard Petiot, was forced to abandon the competition.
On day 6 of the great flight across the Alps France’s Gaspard Petiot has managed to reduce the gap between race leader Christian Maurer from Switzerland.
Switzerland’s Christian Maurer continues his lonely lead and a massive flight has taken him to the Turnpoint at Monte Baldo (Italy). France’s Gaspard Petiot trails in second place, Austria’s Paul Guschlbauer is currently third. Unfortunately this morning Italy’s Aaron Durogati was forced to pull out of the race due to his knee injury.
The eighth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps started in Salzburg, Austria this morning. 31 athletes will take part in this incredible 1138km traverse across the Alps by paraglider or on foot. Italian Aaron Durogati explains in the following video what lies in store.
In 2 days time, on Sunday 2 July, the eighth edition of Red Bull X-Alps will start. 31 athletes will compete in this extenuating and incredible traverse across the Alps, by paraglider or on foot, from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.
Today Aaron Durogati (ITA) and Sebastian Huber (GER) won the Leatherman Prologue, which marks the start of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, the race across the Alps from Salzburg to Montecarlo by paraglider or on foot that kicks off on 2 July.
Interview with paragliding champion Aaron Durogati who on 2 July will lift off from Salzburg in Austria and take part in his third Red Bull X-Alps, the 1100km race by paraglider or on foot across the Alps all the way to Monte Carlo.
The video trailer by Fabiano Ventura documenting the effects of climate change on the glaciers in Patagonia.
Interview with South Tyrolean mountain guide Christoph Hainz, one of the world's most talented alpinists and climbers.
On Friday 2 June 2017 at 21:00 at Caffé Trentino in Arco an evening talk with Christoph Hainz, for the last two decades one of the leading climbers and mountaineers, not only in the Dolomites. The evening will be hosted by Vinicio Stefanello, editor of PlanetMountain.com
In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.
In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.
From 21- 23 April Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Guests include Manolo, Emilio Previtali, Francesco Sauro, Stefano Gregoretti, Michele Evangelisti and Robbie Shone. The two-day festival will also host the second edition of Arco Rock Star, the international contest of climbing photography in the heart of Garda Trentino region.
American alpinist Jeff Lowe has been awarded the Piolets d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize will be assigned during the 25th edition of the mountaineering prize that will be celebrated in Grenoble, France, from 12 - 15 April. In the past the prize has been awarded to Walter Bonatti, Reinhold Messner, Doug Scott, Robert Paragot, Kurt Diemberger, John Roskelley, Chris Bonington and Wojciech Kurtyka. Claude Gardien, the historic Editor-in Chief of Vertical magazine, provides the portrait.
On 2 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across the Alps and via via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider, from Salzburg in Austria to the Principality of Monaco