Red Bull X-Alps Team NZ 2019

The Red Bull X-Alps is touted as the "toughest adventure race in the world". Every two years since 2003, around 30 international athletes have been selected to hike and fly through the European Alps. This year’s race of 1138km will start on 16 June in Salzburg and participants will put their paragliding, hiking, mountaineering, and trail running skills to the test as they race each other through the mountain ranges of Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France to the finish line in Monaco. [xcplanner route]


In 2019, Nick Neynens and Kinga Masztalerz will represent New Zealand. You can join Red Bull X-Alps Team NZ 2019 at https://www.facebook.com/nzxalps.


Nick Neynens (NZL1)


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This will be Nick’s third X-Alps. Nick finished in the top ten in 2015 and 2017 and has been flying for more than a decade. Nick will be supported again by his brother Ben and his mum Karen.


Nick’s Red Bull X-Alps profile is available here.


You can also follow Nick on his website, sharemyjoys.com, or on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or Patreon.



Kinga Masztalerz (NZL2)


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This is Kinga’s debut X-Alps. Kinga has been flying since 2004 and is one of only two female competitors in the race. Kinga will be supported by her partner Chris.


Kinga’s Red Bull X-Alps profile is available here.


You can also follow Kinga on Facebook or YouTube.


Funding


The Red Bull X-Alps is an amateur event with no financial support for entrants. Competitors and their supporters face significant costs including airfares, car hire and travel costs, and food and accommodation.


Nick and Kinga are very grateful for your contribution:


If you would like to donate to Nick’s campaign, you can do so here.


If you would like to donate to Kinga’s campaign, you can do so here.


Publicity


Lorraine Johns is supporting Nick and Kinga from New Zealand with media liaison. Contact: nzxalps@gmail.com or +64 027 313 0073.