Even though most of our adventurers have grown up, they still want some toys. Here's what they've asked Santa for this year.
Paul Guschlbauer, paraglider: Garmin VIRB
The new action camera from Garmin with GPS. I can't wait to get my hands on one! It combines GPS readings such as speed and distance and displays this automatically.
Ryan Sandes, ultra-runner: slackline and SUP board
Slacklining is great for the general strength and balance needed for trail running. It’s also a really fun way to relax, unwind and enjoy the outdoors. I'd also love a SUP (stand-up paddleboard). I normally take a break from running in December so having a SUP board would be perfect for those hot summer days.
Tom de Dorlodot, paraglider: a boat
Dear Santa, I am now on a boat in the middle of the Ocean, searching for new paragliding spots in the Pacific Islands with the SEARCH team. I am loving it. I’d love a small sailing boat to travel around the world!
Cedric Dumont, skydiver: new wingsuit
On my wishlist are my new wingsuit prototype from Squirrel and a few GoPro Hero 3 cameras. I also want a new drone quad-copter and RC flying wing. Not only do I love to fly these, they are ideal for location checks and aerial footage.
Thomas Weissenberger, hang-glider: good weather
I spend my winter training days on Lanzarote. So my wish for Christmas is simple: weather conditions for thermal flying and dynamic soaring over this magic volcanic landscape.
Steve Fisher, kayaker: RC helicopter
My brother-in-law gave me a mini remote-control helicopter last year, but I broke it on the first day when I flew it into the Christmas tree. Hopefully I'll get another one of those this year!
Rafa Ortiz, kayaker: mountain bike
A bike. I've been tapping into different sports which teach me skills I can apply to kayaking. With the free time that I've been having in Mexico City lately, I've been going up to the mountain and riding downhill. I have a cross-country bike, and would love to get a proper downhill bike.
Aniol Serrasolses, kayaker: SPOT Device
I really want to get a SPOT Device! It’s a life saving tool that I wanted to have for all my life. It allows you to send a help message from any place in the world. It’s going to be so useful for my upcoming expeditions around the planet!
Rene Wildhaber, mountain biker: Dakine Avalanche bag
Dear Santa, it would be great if you could bring me an ABS Dakine Backpack to help me stay safe on the snow. I spend as much time as possible on skis during the winter. There is always a danger of avalanches on ski tours and freeride runs. The Avalanche Airbag is one of the best tools if something goes wrong!
Will Gadd, ice climber and adventurer: new tyres
A new set of Hakkapalita 8 tyres. They’re the best tyres for safely getting to climbs fast on Canada's always-icy roads. And a receiver-mount winch for my truck – way better than a bumper mount! You normally get stuck going forward so a receiver mount pulls you out.
Jhonathan Florez: a rigid carbon-fibre wing
“I want a rigid-carbon fiber wing with engines on it, so I can soar with power and do cool things for human flight! I’d also love a powered paraglider to fly around the most emblematic destinations of my country and the world.”