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Start of the world’s toughest adventure race: Red Bull X-Alps

The long wait is finally over and the many months of preparation, organization, sponsor acquisition and media communication have paid off and the worlds toughest adventure race, the Red Bull X-Alps 2015, is under way.

The pre-race week saw athletes arrive in Fuschl am See for the one-day Powertraveller Prologue around the beautiful Fuschlseeregion in the Salzburgerland. The top 3 athlethes were awarded with an additional Led Lenser Night Pass as well as a 5-minute headstart for the main race.

After a big press conference in Red Bulls Hangar-7 the starting gun fired at Salzburg's Mozartplatz and the 32 athletes made their way up Gaisberg to launch into the adventure of a lifetime: A 1,038km race from Salzburg to Monaco crossing the Alps and 6 nations – by foot and paraglider only.

Head over to www.redbullxalps.com for more information and follow the action live via the Red Bull Mobile Live Tracking!

 

SALEWA AND ZOOOM GO OFF THE WALL

Italian sportswear manufacturer SALEWA is recognized worldwide for its high-quality products. Promoting such a reputable brand however requires a very special campaign; and that’s where we come in. From concept to delivery, zooom is proud to be the team behind ‘get vertical’ – SALEWA’s summer campaign. The idea was to inspire consumers to explore more and make the most of the mountains.

To achieve this, zooom teamed up with photographer Klaus Fengler and SALEWA athlete Simon Gietl for an epic photo shoot on the challenging north face of Tre Cime in Italy. The end result was two eye-catching keyvisuals; one to inspire the amateur consumers and one to captivate the professionals. You can expect big things this summer, so keep an eye out. To see more of our work with SALEWA, head over here.

 

Red Bull X-Alps 2017 Route Announced

The new route has been revealed for the 2017 Red Bull X-Alps, fully organized by zooom, which will be the longest and hardest in the event’s 14-year history.

Racing a straight-line distance of 1,138km from Salzburg to Monaco, 32 world class athletes from 21 countries will hike and fly via 7 turnpoints in 7 different countries - including Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France and for the first time; Slovenia.

This exciting new development will make the world's toughest adventure more challenging and more unpredictable than ever before.

Race director Christoph Weber says; “The distances between the turnpoints will be longer than in the last seven editions. Such a wide variety of potential routes comes with a whole new world of strategic possibilities that will push rookies and veterans alike to their very limits; both mentally and physically.”

 

SALEWA AND ZOOOM REACH NEW HEIGHTS

Salewa, the Italian manufacturer of outdoor sports gear has teamed up with zooom on many exciting projects; and 2017 is no exception. In preparation for their seasonal spring/summer campaign, zooom CEO and chief photographer Ulrich Grill embarked on a photo shoot like no other. At over 3000m in the Dolomites, northeast Italy, the shoot took place at dawn to capture the morning mist and a glorious sunrise.

The stunning imagery from the shoot will be used for a series of print ads and POS tools which will help to promote the brand’s hiking gear for those warmer months. Keep an eye out for the upcoming campaign, it’s going to be epic!

In attendance were Salewa athletes Paul Guschlbauer and Aaron Durogati who will also be coming to zooom on the 29th of March for the official route announcement of the Red Bull X-Alps.

 

EBNER’S WALDHOF IS FLYING HIGH WITH ZOOOM

The Ebner’s Waldhof hotel, situated by the beautiful Lake Fuschl, has been a neighbor and partner of zooom for many years. Whilst currently on a well-deserved, one-month break, the leisure complex will once again open its doors to guests on the 6th of April. This time however, they will be operating under a new brand identity which was carefully designed and delivered by the zooom team. This was achieved through a new range of hotel stationary and merchandising.

Another exciting aspect of the brand relaunch was the aerial filming of the four-star hotel’s stunning grounds. Making the most of the rarely frozen lake, we took to the air to get some spectacular drone shots of the complex and its snow-covered surroundings. The result was this short and cinematic video, which is testament to the beautiful region that the luxury hotel calls home. Click here to see more of our work with Ebner’s Waldhof.  

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