Max & Penny participate in the RedBull xAlps for the 4rd time www.RedBullxAlps.com

  • Paragliding and hiking through just less then 900 km (as the crow flies) of treacherous mountain terrain.
  • 8 turnpoints from Austria (Salzburg) via Italy, Swizerland, France to Monaco
  • Up to 20 days of racing, 24 hours/day
The Red Bull xAlps.com has established itself as one of the toughest and most spectacular adventure races in the world. The race goes on day and night, through sun, wind, rain and snow, until the first pilot reaches Monaco.

On July 7th 2013, 31 teams from around the world, including Canada's Max Fanderl (Athlete) and Penny Powers (Supporter), will race non-stop through the Alps to the Mediterranean Sea, with just a paraglider and a pair of hiking boots. Their every move is tracked by advanced technology and broadcast to an audience of millions.

Only invited teams can participate in this race. Red Bull chose 31 teams based on who they believe are capable of tackling such terrain, and who they believe can put their bodies through such tough conditions, as well as fight through the mental fatigue one experiences. This means that there is no guaranteed spot for specific countries. The top 31 teams in the world are selected, and as we have been chosen, we are very proud to represent Canada in this international adventure race among 21 other countries.