Red Bull X-Alps 2017
Born in 2003, the Red Bull X-Alps is the world's toughest adventure race, a bold claim, but one it surely deserves. For the second time, Powertraveller powered the athletes’ devices in 2017 as an official Red Bull X-Alps partner in the eighth edition of the race.
The concept is a simple one. 32 athletes must race a straight-line distance of more than 1,000km across the Alps, by foot or paraglider via set turnpoints. Over the last 10 years, the unique adventure some of the world's top adventurers and tested them to the limit.
Amongst adventurers, it's known as the ultimate race. It's an incredible challenge, demanding not only expert paragliding skill but extreme endurance. Some athletes will hike over 100km in a day and will have covered over 900km on foot by the time the race is over!
Each team consists of one Athlete and one Supporter. No technical or outside assistance is allowed. The Supporter is just there to help with logistics, food and mental help. Athletes can race between the hours of 05:00 to 22:30. Since 2013, athletes can each pull one 'Night Pass' that allows them to push-on through the night on foot.
Powertraveller was extremely proud to announce an official partnership agreement with Red Bull X-Alps 2017, following on from a successful 2015 collaboration.
Throughout the gruelling race, the company supplied Red Bull X-Alps participants - including brand ambassador Aaron Durogati - with product to keep their essential devices such as GPS charged.
Vicki Parlour, Marketing Manager for Powertraveller said “We were thrilled to partner with Red Bull X-Alps again for the 2017 race. This event pushes the boundaries in terms of endurance and the athletes that take part are among the fittest in the world.
To be associated with this epic race once again is a huge achievement for the Powertraveller brand and is synonymous with the off-grid lifestyle our products aim to support.”
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