We asked our favourite athletes what plans they have for 2014. Here's what they told us.
Paul Guschlbauer’s longest hike-and-fly ever
We're calling it the Adriatic Circle. It's going to be the biggest hike-and-fly in Europe. I'll make it with Tom de Dorlodot around July. It will be more than 1,600km, clockwise from Italy to Croatia, linking three mountain ranges and then travelling 360km back across the seas by paramotor or sailing. The exact details are still to be confirmed. I want to do something similar to the Red Bull X-Alps, but longer!
Christian Schiester runs the jungle
I am in preparations for my next race, the 'The Coastal Challenge Rainforest Run' in Costa Rica in February. I've run a jungle marathon in Brazil and the jungle is a special place. In Brazil, you have to worry about all the snakes and crocodiles, but that shouldn't be a problem here! The jungle is so beautiful. The race is 235km over six days.
Will Gadd heads up Helmcken Falls
It's a really hazardous place, super dangerous. There are 1,000 daggers up there that can drop and kill you. It's gnarly. There's one line there that will be the gnarliest mixed route in the world. It's a line I've long wanted to do but couldn't figure out how. Now I think I've found a way – it's something I've dreamed of my whole life. I want to get this route done and mark the end of this period of my life as an athlete!
Axel Naglich does the Alps
My dream project is a ski-touring traverse of the Alps in a straight line with two friends, alpine style, with as little gear as possible. I hope for the right conditions, and I hope for enough time when conditions are right!
Aniol Serrasoles sends the Indus River
I am dreaming about completing a full descent on the Indus river in Pakistan. It’s one of the most remote, hardest and biggest rivers in the world. To be able to paddle and experience that place has been in my mind for many years. Hopefully the stars line up in 2014!
Cedric Dumont has some secrets…
I want to fly my wingsuit above and around the biggest cloud formation on Earth, score some extreme lines in the Alps this summer, and, finally, fly above some unique landmarks in Japan and South-America. Where exactly? I can't tell you now!
Rafa Ortiz won’t tell either
There's a few! But I don't like to talk much about stuff until it’s done. One involves fire, another involves flooded streets, and another a natural wonder.