The Red Bull X-Alps 2017 will start on 2 July 2017 in Salzburg and will be the eighth edition of “the world’s toughest adventure race”.
It’s a bold claim – but one it surely deserves. It’s difficult to think of another race that demands such a high level of fitness and technical skill – or one that lasts so long. The combination of trekking and paragliding is one of the most exciting hybrids to emerge from the ongoing convergence of mountain sports.
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