At the time of writing this post, the time to pre-registrations is finished. We are really happy with the answer of pilots of every country. And with the number of registrations (bigger than number of teams available). But, we have decided to increase the pre-registration period with 5 days more, to satisfy the requests asking about it. So, the final date is now, april, 20. So, if you want to register, remember, fill in our form.
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Actually the route has been decided, here you have it: 438 km of “shore to shore” race through the Pyrenees, from the Cantabric to the Mediterranean sea, in this first edition of the X-Pyr. The teams will have to go through the following waypoints: Start: Hondarribia Waypoint 1: La Rhune Waypoint 2: Pico de Orhi Waypoint 3: Collarada Waypoint 4: Cotiella Waypoint 5: Pic de L’Orri Waypoint 6: Puigmal Waypoint 7: Sant Pere de Rodes Goal: Port de la Selva Download the route to track it on Google Earth. TURNPOINT ALTITUDE RADIUS(METRES) DISTANCE PREVIOUS DISTANCE NEXT DISTANCE FROM START DISTANCE TO GOAL 0 – Hondarribia 0 15,1 438 1 – Larrún 870 20 15,1 62,3 15,1 422,9 2 – Orhi 2003 1500 62,3 53,2 77,4 360,6 3 – Collarada 2868 1500 53,2 68,7 130,6 307,4 4 – Cotiella 2890 2400 68,7 74,5 199,3 238,7 5 – Pic de L’Orri 2440 1000 74,5 74,3 273,8 164,2 6 – Puigmal 2909 2000 [...]
TraceMyWay will provide the teams the devices for a perfect live-tracking coverage. Each pilot will have to carry with him: Tracker GPRS (for live-tracking), spare pack of batteries, Spot (satellite location devide). But there is a surprise, since moreover the assistant will also carry a tracker, thanks to which we will also know his location. Let us welcome then TraceMyWay to the paragliding world.
Last saturday, 25th of March, was hold in Pamplona a very interesting conference around the particpation of Oriol Fernandez, sole spanish competitor to take part on the 2011 edition of the Red Bull X-Alps. Organized by the Federación Navarra de Deportes Aéreos, the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club Alas de Leyre, and with the collaboration of AVLE, the event gathered more than 30 people around Oriol. The conference started with a short (very short indeed) introduction made by Oriol himself. Next, the oficial X-Alps´movie (spanish) was shown (as it has been broadcasted several times on RTVE). As fascinating for both those who had already seen it and those who had not, it was the perfect occassion for the public to prepare the endless list of questions addressed to Oriol that would follow later. After the 50 minutes´video, Oriol took over and started his presentation. He told us about his flying [...]
Only 5 days since we launched the website, and we have already received … ¡10 pilots! pre-registration requests. Thank you very much for sharing the dream with us! Remember, last day for pre-registrations is april, 15th.
After many months of preparations, this X-Pyr race dream is becoming true! We need to have an “X” on our Pyrenees. A bit late but, here it’s! This first edition will mark the future of the race, could it be possible we celebrate it every 2 years? So … any plans for the first couple of weeks of august? If you want to take part on this unique event, just fill the pre-inscription form here! A passionate of the race from the beginning? Join the community to follow all the news and updates around the race on this website or through our facebook page here (in Spanish). Would you like to help us organizing and running the X-Pyr? Come on, its easy. Welcome to the adventure!!!