No Man's Land - Skiing in Antarctica


By Arjen on 2 September 2018 · 0

Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all continents. Usually, only scientists, polar explorers, or mountaineers to climb Mt. Vinson have been travelling to Antarctica. Due to the extreme cold, the glaciated terrain and the desert climate, freeskiing seemed to be impossible.

True expedition

But the two freeskiers and adventurers Matthias „Hauni“ Haunholder and Matthias Mayr don ́t care if regions are ment to be too remote or harsh for skiing. They are getting even more attracted by so called hard conditions. Together with cinematographer Johannes Aitzetmüller they set over for an unsupported expedition into the mainland of Antarctica to find beautiful mountains for skiing.

90 kg sled

The 3 men team, each hauling a 90kg sled, covered a distance of more than 150km by hiking and using kites. What they found, was much better than expected. The „holy grale" of freeriding. Watch the movie to enjoy the most spectacular landscape humans ever skied in.


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