No, I certainly won’t be part of the starting field – anyone who knows me will be laughing hard at the mere suggestion of this! However, some friends of mine are somewhat braver than me, and they will be taking part in the extreme sports event that is RISE&FALL for the first time this year. They are already registered. There’s no going back!
Extreme sports competition vs. winter walking
I’ve always known that these four outdoorsy types were a little bit mad, but mad enough to take part in RISE&FALL? This was news to me. Though, of course, I will be supporting them with all the respect they deserve! 430 altitude metres up and down, with touring skis, by paraglider, on a mountain bike and on skis – and all of this with maximum speed. On the 17th December, I’ll be in Mayrhofen to cheer the boys on, as they slog up the mountain before fearlessly throwing themselves down it. Perhaps, you are beginning to realise that I am more of a “gentle winter walk followed by a warm cup of tea” kind of girl! However, I do enjoy watching extreme sports from a safe distance. I am truly amazed by the determination and desire some people have to conquer nature.
Hard training vs a relaxing bike ride
However, this time I’m going to be there in person and in the thick of the action. I’m so excited, I can’t wait to experience the electric atmosphere of the event arena, the party and, hopefully, an unforgettable day outside in the beautiful snowy mountains. Recently, I got a taste of the experience. Whilst the men were training hard, a friend and I decided to try out the mountain bike route. Of course we turned it into a relaxing bike ride, but we could still sense a buzz of anticipation and excitement in the air – or, at least, so we imagined as we enjoyed the views. Our boys certainly won’t have time for views on the 17th December, and I’m sure I neither will I; I’ll be far too busy crossing my fingers and cheering hard for them.
I’ll let you know how they get on!
About the author:
Name: Linda Schwab
Hi everyone, I grew up in Bavaria and have always felt drawn to the mountains on my doorstep. Therefore, it came as no surprise that, when I moved away from home to study architecture, I chose to study in Innsbruck. I’ve been living in Seefeld for several years now, and enjoy the holiday feeling of living there every day. I write texts for a marketing agency and hope, through my writing, to inspire my readers with my love of the mountains. Ideally, I would spend the whole year in or on the mountains, and I am most often found hiking, downhill skiing or cross-country skiing. In addition to perfecting my cooking of Tyrolean delicacies, as a former student of architecture, I am also fascinated by design in the mountains, and love to write about this. I hope you enjoy reading!