Red Bull X-Alps: 2015 Recap



Just a short while ago the 2015 Red Bull X-Alps concluded in the beautiful city of Monaco. Unlike previous years, this year’s race was pretty close until the finish. With Garmin’s own Paul Guschlbauer and Germany’s Sebastian Huber pushing behind the defending champion Christian Maurer, it was exciting until the end.

If you’re just reading this and are new to the X-Alps, the rules were pretty simple. A group of elite athletes journey across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco, either by foot or paraglide. This journey is about 650 miles. It demands not only expert paragliding skills, but also extreme endurance on foot. The athletes climb heights comparable to ascending Everest four times.

This year’s race was a first for Garmin. As the official sponsor for the event, our fēnix 3 multiport smart watches were outfitted on each athlete along with the VIRB XE action camera. We also sponsored two athletes competing in the X-Alps. Paul Guschlbauer from Austria who finished 3rd and Tom De Dorlodot from Belgium who had to leave the race due to an ankle injury.


With 33 athletes competing in the race, it was astonishing that Christian Maurer won this year after being the champion in the last three X-Alps races. Even with the course being stretched from last year, the legendary Christian Maurer from Switzerland won the race in just 8 days, 5 hours, and about 20 minutes.

Watch the video below to see all some highlights from the 2015 Red Bull X-Alps and remember to share your outdoor stories and photos with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram by using hashtag #HaveNoLimits.

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