The day before yesterday I had a entertaining and informative evening in Seon/CH. Mammut Alpine School invited to their “Workshop Skitourenguru” to Mammut’s Outlet-Store. Günter Schmudlach, creator and developer, was the speaker and talked about:
What is the value for Hike’n’Fly? Skitourenguru.ch is a tool for every Hike and Fly Pilot who’s not hibernating, but also exercises during the winter season.
It combines the information of Lawinenbulletin and topographicalmaps, which is also useful for winter hiking and snowshoeing.
With the project xalps in 555 days I want to develop my skills to stay in the 2019 edition of redbull x-alps.
What does that mean?
The Redbull x-alps are about going from Salzburg to Monaco (or at least as far as you can go until the race is over), only by foot or paragliding. (For more information about the exact route and its turnpoints and rules for 2017 you can read here)
Not every athlete is able to stay in the race until the end. Either eliminated or hurt, about one third doesn’t make it until the end. My aim is not to belong to that third. (2017 only 19 athletes out of 32 did it until the end.)
Therefore I need a lot of preparation. Physical and mental strength, material, strategies and the competence for XC-flying must be good enough to survive these 8-12 days.