#207- Behind the Scenes of the Red Bull X-Alps with Tarquin Cooper

November 16, 2023

Tarquin Cooper has been the voice of the Red Bull X-Alps the last few editions and this year was joined by your host and four-time X-Alps competitor Gavin McClurg to add some commentating and live footage from the air. In this episode the two of us sit down to share our own unique perspective of the race as we chased the athletes and teams around the Alps and had our own adventures (and misadventures!) in our mostly frantic attempts to keep up. I go into the full details of the unfortunate "tree incident", we hear about Tarquin's wild sail in the Fastnet race immediately after the Red Bull X-Alps ended, the athletes who most impressed us this year, Chrigel's continued dominance, what it was like for me to be covering the event instead of racing and a lot more. If you're in a bit of Red Bull X-Alps withdrawal this episode should help bide some time until 2025!

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Gavin McClurg hosts a podcast (The Cloudbase Mayhem podcast) dedicated to free flight where he interviews the best pilots in the world to glean out what makes them great and contributes regularly to magazines like Cross Country and Parapente and many others.