Tag: Chrigel Maurer
Cross Country Mag talk to Chrigel about the Impress 3
At the recent Coupe Icare 2011 Cross Country Mag caught up with Chrigel Maurer who demonstrated some of the features of the new lightweight Impress 3 harness.
Light at the end of the tunnel…
At 16:22 local time today (15:22 BST), 11 days, 4 hours and 22 minutes and 864km after the start of the race in Salzburg, Christian “Chrigel” Maurer touched down for a perfect landing on the float anchored off Monaco to mark his second successive X-Alps victory. He’d flown a superb 65km flight in difficult conditions (headwind,…
Normal life comes to a halt…!
Yes, I’m talking about the 864km Red Bull X-Alps paragliding and hiking race from Saltzberg to Monaco. And I challenge anyone to visit the live tracking page and not get hopelessly addicted after 10 minutes! There are two British athletes, Steve “Gnasher” Nash (GBR1) and Jon Chambers (GBR2) – they’re currently in 7th and 17th…
Omega 8 development report 3
In 2009, Chrigel Maurer astonished the paragliding world by winning the Red Bull X-Alps in record time. He did it on a lightweight wing built to withstand the harshest turbulence. Hugh Miller asks Chrigel and designer Thomas Ripplinger if the special X-Alps glider and final Omega 8 are at all similar. Read more here.