After much prevarication I have finally put in my application for the 2013 Red Bull X-Alps. Applications are open until the end of September; however we are unlikely to find out who is selected until the end of October.
Last time around I was an outside bet and only made the reserve list in the first selection, but then about a month later, I was added to the starting line-up. This year I think my chances are much better, with a solid performance last time and a 5th place finish, I would hope to make the cut with much more ease. Having said that, nothing is confirmed until the organising committee announce the athletes, so in the mean time I will continue with my training and preparation and hope I am selected once again.