Cloudbase Mayhem Podcast

Cloudbase Mayhem Podcast


Episode 182- A Walk (and Fly) down Memory Lane with Tom De Dorlodot

November 18, 2022

Tom De Dorlodot has done more Red Bull X-Alps than everyone other than Toma Coconea (who has done them all!). The Belgian explorer extraordinaire started at the tender age of 21 in the 2007 race and hasn't missed one since. He is currently training for the 2023 event, which will be his 9th! We got together recently to dive into his campaigns just after he and his family moved into their new home on the island of Faial in the Azores. We rewind the clock to a time where teams didn't have GPS, athletes used paper maps (in the air!) to navigate, and a Russian athlete carried over 20 kg on his back! As we wander through Tom's highs (getting to Monaco in 2019...) and lows (getting evacuated in 2015...) of his campaigns we tap into all kinds of great advice for pilots dealing with risk (who doesn't?), family (ditto!), and living life to its fullest.


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