RED BULL X-ALPS: WEATHER MATTERS, ESPECIALLY FOR EXTREME SPORTS
2013 and also 2015 - UBIMET supported the athletes from Salzburg city in Austria across the Alps and nine turnpoints to Monte Carlo. The Red Bull X-Alps - which took place for the eighth time this year – is regarded as one of the toughest adventure races in the world.
The 1031 km long distance between the turnpoints must be traversed by foot or with a paraglider. Precise information about wind and weather can be the difference between victory and defeat. UBIMET provides personalized information to athletes and organizers who are informed timely and accurately about the weather conditions via email and telephone. A weather layer for the live tracking ensures that the fans are also well informed.
Ulrich Grill, Event Organizer:
"The collaboration with UBIMET is truly inspiring. The deep understanding of meteorology, together with the rapid and easy data delivery was perfect."
- Generation of a high-resolution model data for the western Alpine region
- Precise and personalized weather information for organizers and athletes
- Integration of a weather layer in the live tracking for fansCurrent weather data for each turnpoint
- Personal support from the UBIMET Alpine Weather Centre in Innsbruck
The athletes race through the Alps for up to twelve days. They are directly exposed to wind and weather, and many will not finish. In order to prepare and plan the route, precise data about the weather, particularly about the wind conditions, are of great importance. In order to quickly and safely navigate their way from Gaisberg to the Dachstein massif, from Zugspitze to the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc and further south, the extreme sportsmen rely on accurate weather information. UBIMET provides event organizers and athletes with precise data on weather and wind. Specialized meteorologists deliver current weather forecasts for each Alpine region several times a day.
Additionally, a weather layer is integrated into the live tracking so that all parties are well informed, up to the minute, about any changes in the current weather and the forecast.