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Mountaineering

Speed Ski Mountaineering – The highest peaks in Switzerland and France in one tour

Beni Hug and Tony Sbalbi set out on the road once again to score another amazing achievement. They climbed the Dufour Peak and Mont Blanc, the two highest peaks in Switzerland and France, in a single tour – an impressive feat of endurance. Just two years ago, in May 2015, Mammut athlete Beni Hug and French ski mountaineer Tony Sbalbi climbed all seven of the peaks over 4,000 m in the Aletsch region on touring skis in only 20 hours. Beni and Tony managed to achieve a personal best by climbing a total of 7,000 vertical meters and covering a distance of about 65 km. Two years later, they got together again to undertake another awe-inspiring challenge and add another adventure to their previous one. This time, the Swiss national and his French counterpart planned to climb the highest peaks in their native countries in a single tour. The route alone from one peak to the other (approx. 78 km), which extends along a route similar to that of the so-called Haute Route, normally takes several days. The two endurance specialists conquered the entire tour, including the ascent of both peaks, in less than 50 hours. The full reality of this feat of endurance only becomes clear when you realize that the entire distance to be covered is 140 km with a total of 13,902 ascent meters and 14,622 descent meters to overcome.

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Mountaineering

Speed Ski Mountaineering – The highest peaks in Switzerland and France in one tour

Beni Hug and Tony Sbalbi set out on the road once again to score another amazing achievement. They climbed the Dufour Peak and Mont Blanc, the two highest peaks in Switzerland and France, in a single tour – an impressive feat of endurance. Just two years ago, in May 2015, Mammut athlete Beni Hug and French ski mountaineer Tony Sbalbi climbed all seven of the peaks over 4,000 m in the Aletsch region on touring skis in only 20 hours. Beni and Tony managed to achieve a personal best by climbing a total of 7,000 vertical meters and covering a distance of about 65 km. Two years later, they got together again to undertake another awe-inspiring challenge and add another adventure to their previous one. This time, the Swiss national and his French counterpart planned to climb the highest peaks in their native countries in a single tour. The route alone from one peak to the other (approx. 78 km), which extends along a route similar to that of the so-called Haute Route, normally takes several days. The two endurance specialists conquered the entire tour, including the ascent of both peaks, in less than 50 hours. The full reality of this feat of endurance only becomes clear when you realize that the entire distance to be covered is 140 km with a total of 13,902 ascent meters and 14,622 descent meters to overcome.

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Mountaineering

Speed Ski Mountaineering – The highest peaks in Switzerland and France in one tour

Beni Hug and Tony Sbalbi set out on the road once again to score another amazing achievement. They climbed the Dufour Peak and Mont Blanc, the two highest peaks in Switzerland and France, in a single tour – an impressive feat of endurance. Just two years ago, in May 2015, Mammut athlete Beni Hug and French ski mountaineer Tony Sbalbi climbed all seven of the peaks over 4,000 m in the Aletsch region on touring skis in only 20 hours. Beni and Tony managed to achieve a personal best by climbing a total of 7,000 vertical meters and covering a distance of about 65 km. Two years later, they got together again to undertake another awe-inspiring challenge and add another adventure to their previous one. This time, the Swiss national and his French counterpart planned to climb the highest peaks in their native countries in a single tour. The route alone from one peak to the other (approx. 78 km), which extends along a route similar to that of the so-called Haute Route, normally takes several days. The two endurance specialists conquered the entire tour, including the ascent of both peaks, in less than 50 hours. The full reality of this feat of endurance only becomes clear when you realize that the entire distance to be covered is 140 km with a total of 13,902 ascent meters and 14,622 descent meters to overcome.

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Mountaineering

Speed Ski Mountaineering – The highest peaks in Switzerland and France in one tour

Beni Hug and Tony Sbalbi set out on the road once again to score another amazing achievement. They climbed the Dufour Peak and Mont Blanc, the two highest peaks in Switzerland and France, in a single tour – an impressive feat of endurance. Just two years ago, in May 2015, Mammut athlete Beni Hug and French ski mountaineer Tony Sbalbi climbed all seven of the peaks over 4,000 m in the Aletsch region on touring skis in only 20 hours. Beni and Tony managed to achieve a personal best by climbing a total of 7,000 vertical meters and covering a distance of about 65 km. Two years later, they got together again to undertake another awe-inspiring challenge and add another adventure to their previous one. This time, the Swiss national and his French counterpart planned to climb the highest peaks in their native countries in a single tour. The route alone from one peak to the other (approx. 78 km), which extends along a route similar to that of the so-called Haute Route, normally takes several days. The two endurance specialists conquered the entire tour, including the ascent of both peaks, in less than 50 hours. The full reality of this feat of endurance only becomes clear when you realize that the entire distance to be covered is 140 km with a total of 13,902 ascent meters and 14,622 descent meters to overcome.

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Water jump

Red Bull Cliff Diving 2017 - Teaser Dive - Cabo San Lucas (MEX)

A summit of a particular nature took place where the Gulf of California meets the Pacific Ocean: cliff divers Jonathan Paredes of Mexico and America’s David Colturi dived at the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas. With their aesthetic dives from up to 24m into the ocean, the athletes joined forces and flexed their muscles towards the 6-time champion Gary Hunt from England prior to the most unpredictable season in Red Bull Cliff Diving history. Ever since they qualified for the World Series in 2012, they’ve been battling side by side and are aiming for the 2017 overall title.

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Water jump

Red Bull Cliff Diving 2017 - Teaser Dive - Cabo San Lucas (MEX)

A summit of a particular nature took place where the Gulf of California meets the Pacific Ocean: cliff divers Jonathan Paredes of Mexico and America’s David Colturi dived at the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas. With their aesthetic dives from up to 24m into the ocean, the athletes joined forces and flexed their muscles towards the 6-time champion Gary Hunt from England prior to the most unpredictable season in Red Bull Cliff Diving history. Ever since they qualified for the World Series in 2012, they’ve been battling side by side and are aiming for the 2017 overall title.

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Mountain bike

Alaska or Bus’t – Mountain Bike Road Trip with Andrew Taylor

Alaska, one of the most sparsely populated areas in the world with sheer endless mountainous terrain, has always been a dream-riding destination for 28-year-old mountain biker Andrew Taylor. But being over 3,000 miles away from his hometown Santa Cruz, it seemed a bit too far to just jump in the truck and go. However, one day “AT” stumbles across an old school bus for sale - the missing link to make his ultimate road trip come to life. He buys it and turns it over several months into a tailor-made adventure vehicle to take on the epic mission to Alaska and back. With a few pit stops along the way, AT needs four weeks to reach the Alaskan border where his actual MTB adventure begins. From riding through birch forests 120 miles below the Arctic circle in Fairbanks to shredding down fierce singletrack ridgelines around Healy and heli biking on endless rugged terrain in the back country – Andrew Taylor experiences his thousand-miles-journey through Alaska exactly like he imagined it.                                                                                             Alaska, eines der am dünnsten besiedelten Gebiete der Welt, war schon immer ein Traumziel des 28-jährigen Mountainbikers Andrew Taylor. Allerdings hielt ihn die Entfernung von fast 5.000 Kilometern von seinem Heimatort Santa Cruz immer davon ab, in seinen Truck zu springen und einfach draufloszufahren. Doch eines Tages stolpert er über einen alten Schulbus, der zum Verkauf steht – das fehlende Bindeglied, um seinen ultimativen Roadtrip zu realisieren. Er kauft ihn und verwandelt ihn in monatelanger Kleinarbeit in einen Adventure Camper, maßgefertigt für seine epischen Roadtrip. Mit ein paar Boxenstops braucht er vier Wochen bis zur Grenze Alaskas, wo sein eigentliches Mountainbike-Abenteuer beginnt. Von Flowtrails durch traumhafte Birkenwälder 195 Kilometer südlich des Polarkreises in Fairbanks über rasante Singletrack-Abfahrten auf spektakulären Bergkämmen rund um Healy bis hin zu Helibiking auf schier endlosen, unberührten Steilhängen im Nirgendwo – Andrew Taylors Freeride-Roadtrip ins wilde Alaska hat all seine Erwartungen erfüllt.  

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Mountain bike

Alaska or Bus’t – Mountain Bike Road Trip with Andrew Taylor

Alaska, one of the most sparsely populated areas in the world with sheer endless mountainous terrain, has always been a dream-riding destination for 28-year-old mountain biker Andrew Taylor. But being over 3,000 miles away from his hometown Santa Cruz, it seemed a bit too far to just jump in the truck and go. However, one day “AT” stumbles across an old school bus for sale - the missing link to make his ultimate road trip come to life. He buys it and turns it over several months into a tailor-made adventure vehicle to take on the epic mission to Alaska and back. With a few pit stops along the way, AT needs four weeks to reach the Alaskan border where his actual MTB adventure begins. From riding through birch forests 120 miles below the Arctic circle in Fairbanks to shredding down fierce singletrack ridgelines around Healy and heli biking on endless rugged terrain in the back country – Andrew Taylor experiences his thousand-miles-journey through Alaska exactly like he imagined it.                                                                                             Alaska, eines der am dünnsten besiedelten Gebiete der Welt, war schon immer ein Traumziel des 28-jährigen Mountainbikers Andrew Taylor. Allerdings hielt ihn die Entfernung von fast 5.000 Kilometern von seinem Heimatort Santa Cruz immer davon ab, in seinen Truck zu springen und einfach draufloszufahren. Doch eines Tages stolpert er über einen alten Schulbus, der zum Verkauf steht – das fehlende Bindeglied, um seinen ultimativen Roadtrip zu realisieren. Er kauft ihn und verwandelt ihn in monatelanger Kleinarbeit in einen Adventure Camper, maßgefertigt für seine epischen Roadtrip. Mit ein paar Boxenstops braucht er vier Wochen bis zur Grenze Alaskas, wo sein eigentliches Mountainbike-Abenteuer beginnt. Von Flowtrails durch traumhafte Birkenwälder 195 Kilometer südlich des Polarkreises in Fairbanks über rasante Singletrack-Abfahrten auf spektakulären Bergkämmen rund um Healy bis hin zu Helibiking auf schier endlosen, unberührten Steilhängen im Nirgendwo – Andrew Taylors Freeride-Roadtrip ins wilde Alaska hat all seine Erwartungen erfüllt.  

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