Red Bull X-Alps 2017 athlete, Australian paraglider pilot and adventurer. Che is putting in the hard yards in preparation for the race, spending many a day on the uphill hike, and living, breathing and dreaming paragliding. The only Australian X-Alps contender, Che’s approach to the race is a stellar combination of competitive grunt and have-a-crack optimism. He will be drawing on his experience as a top Australian competition pilot and his love of nature to get him to the finish line in Monaco. When he’s not plotting to live in a tent or practising his latte art, catch him in town, on site, on the hill or in the air. Make sure to say hello and wish him well for the months ahead. Read more about Che here.
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Che’s official supporter for the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 and go-to man for pretty much anything, from weather reports and logistics to home-cooked meals and sock washing. Oli is more than up to the challenge with extensive mountaineering and rock climbing experience. Proving his worth as an all round outdoor adventurer, he also has four years of paragliding under his belt. In 2015 Oli and Che headed out on a Vol Biv (fly camp) across the European Alps, but a hiking injury forced Oli to retire in the early stages; read about their travels on the Alpstraverse blog. Now Oli’s back to support Che and complete his own Alps crossing in 2017.
Covering all things marketing and publicity, Nicole is a communications professional and adventure seeker. After her first tandem paragliding experience in 2015, she hasn’t looked back and also doubles as Che’s training partner and tandem companion. She can fly through a to-do list at the office before popping out for a quick hike and fly.