Quotes of the Year 2013: Part 2

Robby Naish seen in Hawaii on October 16th, 2013
© Franck Berthuot / Red Bull Content Pool

It's time for the second part of our look back at the best quotes of a superb year for our athletes.

As we entered the spring of 2013 there were plenty of sporting achievements that deserve a mention, but we start with a milestone for one evergreen legend.

Robby Naish (pictured above) has been at the top of the windsurfing game for longer than he'd care to remember and we caught up with him on the occasion of his 50th birthday this year.

It is a big number for sure… and even a little bit scary. But in my head and in life I am trying to act as young as I feel which is pretty young most of the time. So far so good!

Read the full interview with Robby here

David Lama climbs a rock face, approaching Cerro Torre in Patagonia, Argentina.
David Lama tackles the Cerro Torre© Corey Rich/Red Bull Content Pool

I’m of the opinion that alpinism has way too much to do with arts to be able to categorise achievements with prizes or awards. We are not athletes that fight over the best ascent; we are climbers and alpinists that live their ideas and dreams

David Lama was honoured with a special mention at the 2013 Piolets d’Or award ceremony for achieving the first free ascent – with Peter Ortner – of Cerro Torre in Patagonia. (In May, Lama and Dani Arnold also achieved a first ascent on Alaska's Moose's Tooth.)

Cedric Dumont and Jhonathan Florez at the Nazca Lines in Peru
Cedric Dumont and Jhonathan Florez at Nazca Lines© Enrique Castro Mendivil/Red Bull Content Pool

Locals showed me images of pre-Inca people in feather suits. So for me it was continuing the legend and making it real – Jhonathan and myself were probably the first human beings flying above the Nazca Lines

Cedric Dumont on becoming the first person (with Jhonathan Florez) to fly without propeller or motor over the Nazca Lines in Peru – a dangerous and ancient dream. Check out the interview with Cedric here.

Stefan Glowacz poses for a portrait outside the City Kino in Munich
Stefan at the Jaeger des Augenblicks screening© Alexander Hassenstein / Red Bull Content Pool

There are walls where there’s a nigh-on 100 per cent probability that you’re going to die, just because there’s basically always something crashing around you: falling rock, falling ice, everything. Things you can’t control which, to a certain extent, are beyond the realms of the predictable.

A proud Stefan Glowacz, pictured above on the opening night of the movie, on making a successful ascent of La Proa – a wall on Mount Roraima in South America – with Holger Hueber, told in the film Jaeger des Augenblicks.

Read the full story here at the Adventure channel.

Valery Rozov celebrates landing after his BASE jump, standing on the snowy Everest montainside in his wingsuit
Home on the mountain© Denis Klero/Red Bull Content Pool

I wanted to have the flattest jump possible in such thin air. It's so short, and your body needs to catch the air and the speed. It took three or four seconds to get to the speed I needed to fly. That's when I knew I would live

The unflappable Valery Rozov casually discusses the highest ever BASE jump on May 5 after leaping off Mt Everest from an altitude of 7,220m on the north side, after almost two years of planning and training.

Ryan Sandes runs down a trail during the Red Bull Lion Heart event
Ryan the Lionheart...© Kolesky/Nikon/Red Bull Content Pool

I am hungrier and more focused than ever to continue trying to improve as an athlete and be the best I can be. Most importantly I want to continue having fun and making the most of my time on this planet

Winning the 83km La Advance Trail of the North Face Transgrancanaria in March 2013, made Ryan Sandes the first person in history to win an ultra-marathon trail run on every continent in the world. Find out how he did it at the Adventure channel.