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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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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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Third Time a Charm?

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The Red Bull X-Alps is the most challenging and awe-inspiring paragliding race that exists and may be the wildest and coolest adventure race on Earth.

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Evolution

#ATHLETESTORY #PUREMOUNTAINGIRLS

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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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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CLIMB AND FLY AT THE END OF THE WORLD

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Patagonia, with its terrible and legendary wind is by no means a popular paragliding destination. In fact nobody has ever flown in Patagonia. That is why Aaron Durogati decided to head over there and have a look.

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THIS WAS OVERLAND

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All four climate zones, seven time zones, two continents, 14 countries, 247 hours of flying, 180 days of pure adventure, endless peaks and valleys – that was the Overland project.

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Simon Gietl & Mark Oberlechner make the first ascent of the “Kalipe” mixed tour on the north face of the Peitlerkofel

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As the ice line started to form again this winter and the conditions were right, a vague idea turned into a fixed plan.

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Simon Gietl and Patrick Seiwald climb new mixed route “Räuber Hotzenplotz”

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On 26 December 2018, Simon Gietl and his partner in crime Patrick Seiwald opened a new and highly recommended mixed route in Tauferer Ahrntal in South Tyrol.

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FRANCOIS CAZZANELLI JOINS THE SALEWA ATHLETE TEAM

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We are pleased to announce a further new addition to our Athlete Team: Italian climber Francois Cazzanelli.

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HUMANS OF THE ALPS

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You can think of the Alps in many ways: a mountain range, a geographical region, a geological curiosity.

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