Mountain Biking Extreme: Follow the Vertriders on their unconventional trails through Namibia, a wide open land of extreme harshness and surreal rocks. Three mountain bikers from Austria, Axel, Sylvia and Lars, set out to explore the granite of the “burning mountains” of Namibia’s Brandberg massif for a rideable trail. Not knowing what to expect from the Brandberg massif, the vertriders are eager to find out if their technical style of mountain biking works in as different an environment as the “burning mountains” of Namibia. Tune in for a mountain biking adventure into unknown terrain and a story of hardship and triumph!
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Sebastian Steudtner – DER deutsche Big Wave Surfer – erzählte mir, dass er im Winter immer wieder an die Nordwestküste von Irland kommt, um dort gigantische Wellen zu surfen. Wenn dann mal kein Swell die Küste aufmischt, erkundet er mit seinem MTB die unzähligen Trails um die Region Sligo.
Die Erstbegehung der Routenkombination Bobby (WI6+ M7+ A3, 200 m) liegt nun schon ein paar Winter zurück. Am 27. Februar 2013 konnten Markus Koch und ich die komplette Route durchsteigen, nachdem ich sie zuvor mit verschiedenen Partnern eingerichtet hatte.
The aim is to give the young people, especially the girls, the opportunity to do sports and to be able to celebrate success in sports in the distant future.
At the end of the world is a mountain that, with its pyramid shape, belongs to the most beautiful (and most difficult) on earth: the Monte Sarmiento located on a peninsula in the west of Tierra del Fuego. As a North German, this dream destination accessible only by boat unites all of my passions: a dream mountain reached by sailing. I first climbed this mountain in 2010. Together with Robert Jasper and Jörn Bright, we successfully managed the third ascent of the West Summit on its north wall. The crux of the north wall overflowing with ice was a crevasse, which represented an almost insurmountable obstacle with its surreal ice sculptures.
Ralf Gantzhorn was born in 1964, holds a M.S. in Geology – and has even worked as a geologist (as an independent consultant in the contamination sector). He has been climbing since 1983 and working as a photographer since 1985. As a northern German, he is always torn between the far too distant mountains and the fresh sea air, but he’s found a compromise in Scandinavia, Scotland and Patagonia (where he has now spent over three years). He enjoys organizing trips in areas where unfamiliar vistas – which haven’t already been photographed 1000 times – lure from every corner. He often experiences his images as far too static, but then is pleased with the abundance of triangles in the structure and the fantastic light.
2015 wurde das Projekt „Ski for Freedom“ in Pakistan erstmals ins Leben gerufen. Mitte Januar starteten Johannes als Kameramann, Gumpy und Ich als Skilehrer von München nach Islamabad. Von dort ging es über den Karakorum Highway nach Norden, in die Region „Baltistan“.