Details of the 2017 Red Bull X-Alps race are now live. The eighth edition of the race will start on 2 July 2017, with the athletes racing 1000km by foot and paraglider from Salzburg to Monaco.
Over the years, the race has attracted and tested some of the world’s top adventurers, with some athletes hiking over 100km in a day, then flying further still if the weather permits. This year’s race will be particularly poignant following the death of the X-Alps founder, Hannes Arch.
Adventure Medic will be reporting on the race, and speaking to some of the competitors about their medical and physical preparations for the challenge.
Here is the documentary from last year’s race, to whet your appetite: