First, second, or fifth – all Red Bull X-Alps finishers are elated to make Monaco.
It's as much about the journey as it is the finish, but for the Red Bull X-Alps competitors who've made it to Monaco, there are few better feelings in the world. Coming in late on day 10 were Jon Chambers from Britain and Peter Gebhard from Italy.
Chambers celebrated with his father, who taught him how to fly at age 16, while Gebhard was greeted by his girlfriend. Gebhard, a paragliding distance champion, and first time competitor, was elated simply to have finished. His own words say it best – “It was a long dream for me to come here, I'm really happy to be here now. I've landed on the float and it's great. It's really great.”