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How to prepare mentally, stay focused and keep motivated

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The Red Bull X-Alps is the world’s toughest adventure race, a gruelling 1,138km journey, across six countries from Salzburg to Monaco. So how do you keep motivated?

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Evolution

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My year of 2019 started with a bang. I climbed my hardest routes to date: “Riflessi” and “Cinque Uve”, graded 8c. But way more important is that I started to feel healthy again.

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Red Bull X-Alps 2019

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Founded in 2003 by Austrian pilots Hannes Arch and Ulrich Grill, the Red Bull X-Alps is an unparalleled test of human endurance.

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CAN YOU HEAR ME?

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Certain absences certain emptiness, are so intense that they capture our attention like a light attracts moths. There are absences we notice more than a hundred thousand details.

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Trekking and climate change

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When we travel through mountain ranges, we feel tiny in relation to everything else: this is what trekking is all about.

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Simon Gietl and Vito Messini open new route in East Tyrol

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"Alles im Kasten" is the name of the new route that Salewa athlete Simon Gietl and Vito Messini recently opened at Mittlerer Kasten in the Hohe Tauern.

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SALEWA – FIRST MOUNTAIN SPORTS COMPANY TO STOP PLASTIC PACKAGING

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From July 2019, Salewa will be initially shipping 60 per cent of products purchased via its e-commerce site in a new, specially-made Salewa Grassbox – and doing away with plastic packaging.

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Choosing the right Gear for Red Bull X-Alps

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The most important piece of equipment during the adventure from Salzburg to Monaco is the Wing.

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How do you prepare for the Red Bull X-Alps 2019?

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"The better prepared I feel, the more I look forward to the unknown. My anticipation this year is huge." - Chrigel Maurer

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LOGICAL LOGISTIC IN THE MOUNTAINS

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If you wanna make a good photo of a ski touring group you need to have plan, and make some sideways while hiking up. Not to mention some extra #getvertical meters.

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KIS, even when it comes to food

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Red Bull X-Alps requires constant focus across the board. We dedicate a lot of time and effort to preparing for the event, adapting our strategy to the requirements of each individual day.

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FINDING MY WAY BACK

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Ötztal. Mid-March. The winners of Salewa Get Vertical are climbing up the slope above the Langtalereckhütte mountain hut using climbing skins. Outside, only the new snow that fell the day before. Inside, only your own thoughts.

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How to prepare mentally, stay focused and keep motivated

#REDBULLXALPS

The Red Bull X-Alps is the world’s toughest adventure race, a gruelling 1,138km journey, across six countries from Salzburg to Monaco. So how do you keep motivated?

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Simon Gietl free solos Lacedelli (7a) on Cima Scotoni

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On 18 October 2018, Simon Gietl free soloed the Dolomites classic Via Lacedelli on the south-west face of Cima Scotoni.

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