US Red Bull XAlps Athletes
What are your best and worst adventure flying moments?
Best: Flying the full length of the Alaskan Range and finishing solo; crossing
the Canadian Rockies with Will Gadd; being the first American to make goal in
the Red Bull X-Alps in 2015; and every time I launch. Worst: Getting blown over
the back and landing in a river in the Dominican Republic and walking out over a
series of massive waterfalls; nearly getting killed in the Red Bull X-Alps 2015;
getting caught in a gust-front in the Wallis of Switzerland; and battling SUPER
high winds in Alaska on a very dicey day, and battling the heat and stability on
the last three days of the 2019 X-Alps.
What are your best and worst adventure / flying moments?
One of my best moments was in the 2019 X-Alps when I flew from Aschau turnpoint
into Italy. I remember barely clearing the main chain of the Alps. There was so
much snow and avalanches, I was really happy to be in the air safely flying over
all of it. One of my worst moments came the very next day when I barely made 30
km total. I did 5 huge hikes that day and each time I flew I had to immediately
land to avoid a storm and then packed up my wing in the rain. Can't wait to do
it again :)