The Challenger"Eddie the Eagle" won the hearts of people around the world when he qualified for the Calgary Winter Olympics in 1988. Despite coming in dead last in all his events, he embodied the Olympic spirit of hard work, perseverance and participation.
Needless to say, Eddie is a welcomed guest in Austria. Mayrhofen in Tirol is one of Eddie's favourite ski resorts, not to mention his appearance on Channel 4's "The Jump" in Innsbruck and whisking down the slopes of Saalbach in an attempt to set a new world record with UK charity "Ski 4 Cancer".
What made us decide to challenge this winter superstar to a summer mission? His cheerful and optimistic nature - and the fact that he never shies away from a challenge!