Sunday, July 24, 2011

Paragliding from Salzburg to Monaco

The Alpine weather hasn't been favorable so far for the Red Bull X-Alps paragliding/hiking contest. However day 5 gave a chance for some competitors to fly a bit longer.

Swiss Christian Maurer leads the race. He was notified of a 24h Forbidden Zone Penalty on Friday.

Finland's Jouni Makkonen damaged his glider on Saturday. He continues the race in 10th place with his back-up glider.

The first flyers are expected to reach Mont Blanc on Monday. From there they will turn south towards the final destination Monaco.

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