23 December 2011
Antoine Montant, Francois Bon and Hervé Cerutti aspire to integrate climbing, flying, and skiing in the sport of Speed Riding. The athletes challenge the mountains of the French Alps near Chamonix. Antoine, named the fastest speed rider, encounters an avalanche. The three athletes attempt to conquer one of the most famous and dangerous walls in the Alps. Antoine then takes on a riskier line and tempts his fate.
30 December 2011
Athletes seek extreme landscapes in search of a "Perfect Line." Skiers scope out steep mountain faces while kayakers see monumental waterfalls, bikers dense forests, and base jumpers an abundant stretch of sky.
Season 1, Episode 3: Epic Pow16 January 2012
Professional skiers James Heim, Mark Abma and Eric "Hoji" Hjorleifson go ski touring in search of big mountain backcountry powder they call "Epic Pow". With bare necessities the athletes survive in huts of the British Columbia mountains. They ski a variety of terrain including pillow features and spine zones.
23 January 2012
Professional freeskiers Eric Hjorleifson, James Heim and Ingrid Backstrom seek a vast isolated landscape just northwest of Whistler, BC. The Meager Group offers insane possibilities with amazing spine lines. The team sets up a base camp near the hot springs. They wait out the weather hoping for a perfect day. Eric experiences the extremes of glory and pain in the line of his life.
30 January 2012
Extreme skiing is defined with bigger lines, bigger mountains and steeper faces. They say, "You fall, you die." Professional skiers Chris Davenport and Stian Hagen sit down with the pioneer of extreme skiing Sylvain Saudan. The athletes share the truth they gain by using big mountains to peer into the depths of themselves. Chris and Stian ski the remote peaks of Alaska getting too close to "the red line."
Season 1, Episode 6: Haines6 February 2012
Haines, Alaska for professional skiers is considered The Dream Trip. Big mountain skiers Daron Rahlves and Henrik Windstedt challenge their skills when they decide to run a line together. Ingrid Backstrom, JT Holmes and Shane McConkey face dangerous weather when they arrive in Haines. Mark Abma and Eric Hjorleifson lead the young talent of Sean Petit on a first time heli trip.
13 February 2012
JT Holmes and Shane McConkey share the dream of combining skiing and base-jumping. They find themselves in Bella Coola, BC where the primary objective is to go where no one has ever considered by skiing the "closeout line." They then take on Europe's most iconic peak, the Eiger. In the mountains of western Norway they ready themselves for a stunt that had never been attempted before, a wingsuit ski base.
13 February 2012
Steve Fisher leads an all-star team of kayakers as they venture into unfamiliar territory. They first travel to remote Iceland and then to exotic Zambia. The team faces challenging rapids and falls between two of the most dangerous sites on earth.
Season 1, Episode 9: MTB Stunts20 February 2012
Three teams of world-class riders demonstrate new extremes of mountain biking. Industrious mountain bikers build obstacles through dense forests of British Columbia. Pro dirt jumps challenge the riders to new heights in New Zealand. Urban Free Riding brings on a new style when the riders find street lines in Amsterdam and Germany.
20 February 2012
Professional mountain bikers take a road trip through the diverse landscapes of Israel. Fabien Barel gets a rush of adrenaline on a steep line through unexpected terrain. Cedric Gracia finds an ultimate road gap on Mount Sodom.
1 September 2012
South African Steve Fisher, world's best all-around kayaker and his right-hand man, Ben Brown, travel to Sogndal, Norway then to Thailand where they add a new member to the team, Eric Southwick. They soon find that the waters of Thailand prove more treacherous than they could have anticipated.
Season 1, Episode 12: Magic Days8 September 2012
A search for the perfect day can become a waiting game when elements do not align, but when they do, the best professional skiers can make miracles happen- magic days, or perfect disasters... Bobby Brown pushes his luck when he travels to the Alps, then Cody Townsend takes advantage of the perfect day in Terrace, British Columbia.
15 September 2012
In the incredibly exciting world of freestyle skiing, progression raises the bar for this extreme sport. The foursome that calls itself The New Canadian Airforce, full of some of the most daring athletes, breaks away from traditional skiing to showcase what is possible on a pair of skis. A look inside the creative world of riding rails and innovating rotations some of the best athletes bring the progression of freestyle to a whole new level.
Season 1, Episode 14: Bralorne22 September 2012
Rory Bushfield, James Heim, Eric Hjorleifson, Mark Abma and Sean Pettit; some of the world's best skiers travel to Bralorne, British Columbia where they find an abundance of lofty peaks full of zones to study and ski. The weather gets in a sulky mood, but after the skies open up, it's showtime. Eric finds a line that epitomizes the discovery of the funny little mining town, Bralorne.
29 September 2012
Cedric Gracia explodes into the professional world of mountain biking. Excelling in free riding, downhill, and four-cross; he blends the styles together in pursuit of a new vision for mountain biking. With high energy and a fun attitude, Cedric races against his good friend, Steve Peat, in the World Cup. He then takes a team to Bolivia where extreme elements put them to the test. Cedric risks his life on a massive line that starts at the top of the world.
6 October 2012
For mountain bikers to reach new levels, knowledge is continually passed along from one great rider to the next. Legendary rider, John Cowan travels to Illabella, a small island in Brazil, to mentor a skilled new member of his professional team, Paul Basagoitia. Robbie Bourdon, a big-air veteran, also develops a mentoring relationship as the team of talented riders travel to Argentina. The team pushes into their unknown ability when the students begin to rival the masters.
Season 1, Episode 17: Wingsuit13 October 2012
The sport of BASE jumping progresses when jumpers become more and more audacious turning skydiving into a world-class sport. Laws in the United States do not stop enthusiasts, Shane McConky, JT Holmes, and Miles Daisher from risking their lives as they travel to Norway to learn from the best and push their limits in the Isterdalen Valley.
Season 1, Episode 18: MTB US20 October 2012
With some of the most challenging terrain on earth being in the United States, two crews of world-class mountain bikers are sent out to create their own. The first crew travels from the Black Hills of South Dakota to Lake Alcova, Wyoming exploring exotic dirt terrain. Meanwhile crew number two tours Northern New England on motorcycles to find challenging dirt jumps near Laconia, New Hampshire. Both crews learn that if you search hard enough, what's born in the USA is the Ultimate Rush.
27 October 2012
Some of the world's best skiers are followed to some of the world's best kept secrets - Kashmir, India and Hokkaido, Japan. Mark Abma and Mike Wilson spend time at India's tiny resort of Gulmarg where they explore the grandest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas. Meanwhile, Sean Pettit, Jacob Wester and Henrik Windstedt experience Japan's never ending powder and magnificent tree skiing where they claim some of their best days.
Season 1, Episode 20: Wakeboard3 November 2012
Two of the greatest wakeboarders, Adam Errington and Parks Bonifay take a road trip together, showcasing and filming their wakeboarding skills in some of the most spectacular locales in America. First to Washington's Radar Lake - a wakeboarding Mecca, then to Lake Powell with pro wakeboarder, Danny Harf. They create astonishing moments on the most beautiful bodies of water in America as new settings raise athletes to greater heights.
Travelling with fellow adventurers Fabian Rupprecht and Helmar Fasold, Bernhard Witz walks an 2,625 feet high line at Angel Falls in Venezuela. Together they cut through dense jungle and tackle treacherous ascents, to reach the highest waterfall in the world. This is an epic journey and proves to be the greatest challenge Bernhard has faced, as soaring temperatures threaten to ground his aspirations of walking a high line in the clouds.
Season 2, Episode 2: Untethered2013
Tancrède Melet and Julien Millot are masters in the art of high lining. Together they are alone, balancing on a thin lifeline that is pulled taut between two vertical faces of the mountain. The French duo often takes steps to improve their skills, but on this trip they make an important stride - walking 'untethered' without a leash. Suspended thousands of meters above sea level and free of any attachments, Tancrède and Julien are able to try something new as they part with their lifeline and BASE jump into the void.
Seasoned surfers Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll set-off for the un-ridden waves of Pedra Branca, boldly surfing where no young gun has dared: into the eye of a formidable storm. These big wave riders and lifelong friends scour the globe; utilizing sophisticated technology they hunt the fearsome storms, which create monster-sized swells.
Season 2, Episode 4: Beyond2013
The Wrangell Mountains in Alaska may be out of bounds for helicopters, but they won't stand in the way of the legendary free ride snowboarder, Jeremy Jones. He ventures to climb these massive mountains by foot, so that he can experience the pure thrill of finding the hardest and fastest route down.
Season 2, Episode 5: Phenomena2013
A freak swell creates a towering wave in Tahiti and a rare rolling cloud looms dangerously in the skies above Australia. Surfers Dylan Longbottom, Laurie Towner and hang glider Jonny Durand are privileged to be in the right place at the right time. These are extraordinary athletes with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to confront two natural wonders, however 'The Morning Glory' and 'Teahupoo' are unpredictable and dangerous, they are a phenomena.
Falling from a high-rise building or plunging from a cliff edge is most people's idea of a nightmare, but not for the worlds best BASE jumper. 'Other People's Nightmares' is a chronicle of Jeb Corliss' dream to fly - a series of encounters that very nearly ended when he got too close for comfort at Table Top Mountain in South Africa; this was a near death experience that has provided Jeb with a new meaning to life.
Season 2, Episode 7: Lady Bird2013
When Italian model and skydiver Roberta Mancino met BASE jump aficionado Jeb Corliss, their lives soared to spectacular heights. 'Lady Bird' explores the relationship between two vibrant people, who share a passion for life and a long held dream of flying.
Ben Brown leads a kayaking expedition across his home country of New Zealand. Travelling more than a thousand kilometers it is the ideal opportunity to tap into the 'flow', a meditative state where an athlete becomes at one with his surroundings. However this remote and exposed country is well known for its volatile weather - so when the dark skies unleash a torrential downpour, New Zealand's flowing rivers transform into wild raging torrents and Ben Brown's birthplace threatens to take the life of him and his friends.
Season 2, Episode 9: Endurance2013
One of the most enduring athletes on the planet faces one of its toughest challenges - The Race Across America. Cycling for a distance of nearly 5000 kilometers and negotiating 30,000 meters of grueling climbs and dangerous descents, Gerhard Gulewicz subjects his body to unimaginable physical exertion and sleep deprivation. Peddling against the clock from Oceanside California to Annapolis, Maryland requires a year of training and 15 days of unparalleled 'Endurance'.
Few climbers possess the skill and mental resolve that is required to climb 'free solo' and Dean Potter is a legend among these men. With dozens of dangerous ascents under his belt, he knows that without the safety of a rope, his knowledge and skill is paramount to survival. However, Dean also knows that to progress, he needs to tackle more technical routes. Falling has become inevitable, so living by the motto "flying is better than dying" he combines his expertise of climbing and BASE-jumping to dramatic effect.
Climbers Leo Houlding, Jason Pickles and Sean Leary trek deep into the Amazon, venturing to be the first to ascend the east face of the impressive Cerro Autana. In a trip filled with risk and enlightenment, these free spirits soon discover a host of reasons why this summit has never been reached from the east.
Season 2, Episode 12: One Breath2014
Free diver William Trubridge fills his lungs to capacity and attempts to be the first man without fins to dive to 300 feet in one breath. Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas provides a beautiful backdrop, but beneath the surface lays a sport, which can only be mastered with rigorous training and extraordinary physical ability.
In the past 26 years, 16 expeditions have endeavored to summit a peak in excess of 8000 meters during the Pakistani winter - all of which have failed. Climber and filmmaker Cory Richards is determined not to become another statistic and takes the viewer on an intimate journey as he documents each fateful step on Gasherbrum II with fellow adventurers Simone Moro and Denis Urubko.
Rising to 2931 meters in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica - the Ulvetanna Peak is referred to as "the masterpiece of the range". However such a romantic title should not disguise the ferocity of the challenge Leo Houlding, Jason Pickles and Sean Leary have set for themselves. To succeed in being the first climbers to ascend the legendary NE ridge, the expedition must be watertight and the Antarctic weather must be sympathetic to their cause.
Chris Jewell has dreamed of penetrating Mexico's Huatla cave system to set the record for the deepest cave dive in the Western Hemisphere. Traversing caverns the size of sports stadiums and shafts as tall as skyscrapers, his team descends a mile deep into the earth into a mysterious world where a sudden flood of water can drown experienced adventurers without a moment's notice.
Darren Berrecloth leads a group of mountain bikers through the hostile terrain of Nepal's Upper Mustang and China's Gobi desert. Hiking under the weight of their bikes, they battle against the suffocating temperatures and high altitude before reaching breakneck speeds on some of the world's steepest and most dangerous descents.
Ice climber Harald Berger has waited patiently for one of Austria's most awe-inspiring waterfalls to freeze over. 'The Supervisor' is as high as the Eiffel Tower, a cascade of frozen water that entices and threatens through its fragile beauty. But without the security of rope, Harry's ice-pick and wits are all there is between him, a thousand feet of ice and air, and a first ever free solo ascent.
As one of the world's most pioneering wingsuit pilots and BASE-jumpers, Cédric Dumont knows a thing or two about fear. Whether he's flying just meters above the ground in Switzerland, jumping from a waterfall in Peru, or soaring above the Nazca desert, Cédric is constantly trying to break the mold. However with each attempt to push his boundaries, comes a complex mental battle, in which Cedric must contend not only with fear, but survival instinct itself.
Espen Fadnes is a world class wingsuit pilot on a mission: find and fly the perfect proximity flight in tandem with fellow wingsuit masters Jokke Sommer and Ludo Woerth. But encountering near misses and unexpected hazards in China and Bangkok, they retreat to Norway to train for the line of their lives in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.
Without the technical skill and shear endeavor of the crew and cameramen behind the scenes, the accomplishments of the Athletes featured in 'Ultimate Rush' would go unseen. These artistic craftsman make an extraordinary commitment to make sure these images are shared with the world, providing inspiration and exhilaration to others -these are the Unsung Heroes.
Follow big mountain skier Ian McIntosh as he returns from a life threatening injury to venture deep into the remote mountains of Alaska's Neacola Range. Ian will challenge himself against the steep terrain on a mission to regain his confidence. Racking up first descents in this uncharted region, McIntosh will push himself to reclaim his place at the pinnacle of big mountain skiing.
Follow two-time Freesking World Champion Griffin Post as he takes his big mountains skills honed in Alaska to the iconic peaks of the Teton range for a high speed descent of the North Face of the 12,805'(3,903m) Middle Teton. Accompanied by his ski partner Zahan "Z" Billimoria, Griffin will push himself as never before as he embarks on an eight hour / 6000ft ascent through dangerous dream of skiing the Middle Teton as it has never been skied.
A covert initiative of set ups and stunts, often times orchestrated in darkness, street skiing at it's highest level is a dangerous game. These athletes literally risk their necks every time they attempt a stunt. Follow street skiing maestro Cam Riley as he and his crew chase the winter storm cycle through the iconic city of Boston to tackle the urban landscape and take street skiing to the next level.
In the quest to ride bigger mountains and bigger waves, man has relied more heavily on mechanized aid to put the unconquerable within reach. In this new age, there are those that embrace the road less traveled and rely solely on the power of their bodies and their minds. Follow snowboarder Jeremy Jones and surfer Ian Walsh as they push the limits of their respective sports using a power that requires far more fortitude, will, and discipline than any mechanical force. This is the human power.
The art of traditional climbing is the soul of the sport, a self-sustaining endeavor taking many years to perfect. Establishing new routes, learning to lead and protect yourself are hallmarks of the traditional climbing discipline. Join world class "Trad" climber Matt Segal as he and climbing partners, Alex Honnold, Daniel Woods and Renan Ozturk, set out on a ten day expedition through Utah's Green River canyon in search of first ascents in the remote sand stone wilderness and take on the iconic tower known as The Witch's Thumb.
1 September 2015
Go behind the lens of expert on-slope cinematographer Chris Figenshau as he travels to the remote mountains of Nepal to document the adventures of big mountain snowboarding icon Jeremy Jones. Together the pair will embark on a mission deep into the Himalayas to ascend and snowboard down the massive spine wall known as Shangri La. With only one chance to get the shot, Figenshau will shadow Jones every move as they take on the high altitude to document the snowboarder's monumental first descent of the 22,000ft behemoth spine wall.
1 September 2015
Follow the adventures of climber Steph Davis as she pushes past the safety of traditional climbing and learns to fly. The only woman to have free-soloed a 5.11 route, Steph is known for her relentless approach to climbing the sports most challenging routes like "The Diamond" on Colorado's Longs Peak. Inspired by her fear of free-fall, Steph ventured into BASE-jumping and with the help of her husband Mario Richard, pioneered the sport of BASE climbing. After a successful free-solo BASE-climb of Utah's iconic Castleton Tower, Steph decides to take an even bigger leap as she finds her true calling for adventure in the dynamic aerial sport of wing suit flying.
1 September 2015
To most, the adrenaline filled sport of big mountain skiing is considered to be a man's world but 2 x Free-ride World Tour Champion Angel Collinson is proving them wrong. The 24-year old Utah native is setting the ski world on fire with her hard charging style and fearless attitude. A ski racing prodigy, Collinson has shown her poise by overcoming personal setbacks to take her inspirational place at the top of the elite sport. Follow Angel as she joins forces with big mountain icons Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Ian McIntosh to tackle some the steepest terrain Alaska has to offer.
Season 3, Episode 9: Uncharted1 September 2015
Join legendary Mexican expedition kayaker Rafa Ortiz as he and his elite team venture deep into the Sierra Madre Occidental to attempt a first descent of the uncharted 8000-foot deep Rio Presidio canyon. Plunging some 3000 feet deeper than the Grand Canyon, the treacherous class V Presidio will test Ortiz and his team at every turn. With a successful descent of the Presidio under his belt, Ortiz returns to his home river in Veracruz to attempt a first descent of the Rio Alseseca's 128ft tall Big Banana Falls.
1 September 2015
Follow French mountain biking superstar Antoine Bizet on his triumphant return to the forefront of the free-ride scene as the 21 year old slope-style phoneme joins forces with Belgium downhill racer Nico Vink to tackle the big mountain spine lines of Virgin Utah. Known for his acrobatics, Bizet will push the sport of free-ride mountain biking to the next level as the fearless Frenchman takes his high flying stunts to the Utah desert in search of the ultimate free-ride line.
1 September 2015
For extreme athlete Mich Kemeter, nothing comes close to the freedom of free solo slack-lining. Having traveled the globe and taken on some of the world's highest lines without safety, Mich's now ready for a different challenge closer to home. He'll push the physical limits of his sport as he attempts a 250m world record waterline across the stunning Grüner See (Green Lake) in his hometown of Tragöß, Austria. At almost the length of two football fields Mich will have to utilize all of his combined physical and mental strength to overcome his greatest challenge yet.
Season 3, Episode 12: Plunge1 September 2015
High Diving World Champion Orlando Duque sets off to the legendary Malpelo Island in Colombia, where Orlando fulfills a 20-year dream of diving from its breathtaking but treacherous rock faces. Located 30 hours from civilization it's a volcanic island forgotten by time and one of the most beautiful settings to perfect the art and beauty of cliff diving. The adventure then moves on when he and his crew head deep into the Amazon jungle in search of a uniquely Colombian diving spot - a towering tree in the vast rain forest.
Season 3, Episode 13: Cape Horn1 September 2015
Windsurfer Thomas Miklautsch has a dream: He wants to surf around the infamous Cape Horn, the most Southern point in the world. He tried it once 10 years ago, but failed. To make it work this time he gets support from pro-surfers Ben van der Steen and Tine Slabe. But the rough ocean gives them a lot to chew on, their first attempt fails and their accompanying sailing boat strikes. Their patience is stretched to the maximum, but suddenly a short weather window opens. Will they achieve what no one else did before, surfing around Cape Horn?
1 September 2015
From underground movement to global sensation, it didn't take long for the sport of free running to spread all the way from the streets and onto people's televisions. Right there from the beginning and at the center of the world's gaze is three-time World Free Running champ, Jason Paul. An artist in motion, Jason discovered the fledgling discipline at a young age and as the sport has grown, so he has matured with it. Jason's tools are his mind and his athleticism; running, jumping, flipping, spinning and attempting what's never been done before. We follow the rise of free running through Jason's eyes as he travels the world; from training in the parkour playgrounds of Bangkok and LA, to a groundbreaking attempt to free-run where no other has before, Gunkanjima, the forbidden ghost island of Japan.
1 September 2015
Riding on the cutting edge, Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen bring us step by step through the planning of their ambitious aerial projects. From wind tunnel training in Prague, to BASE jumping from an altitude so extreme, they'll need oxygen masks to breathe. With astounding execution at mind numbing speeds, Fred and Vince are truly masters of the physical plane.
1 September 2015
The world of big wave surfing is one of ultimate risk and reward. No one understands this more than Big Wave World Tour Champion Greg Long. Long has dedicated his life to the pursuit of finding and riding the biggest waves on the planet. On December 21st 2012 while surfing 100 miles off the coast of San Diego California at the elusive open water break known as Cortez Bank, Long suffered a horrific wipe out and narrowly escaped the clutches of the Pacific. Enduring a year long battle through fear and self-doubt, Long regained his poise and again climbed to the pinnacle of the sport, returning to Cortez Bank to ride the wave that nearly took his life.
1 September 2015
Professional climbers Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright embark on a 30-day cycling adventure through the desert southwest to climb 45 of the most difficult sandstone towers the world has to offer. The two-man team will cycle 800 miles and ascend over 12,000 vertical feet, challenging themselves on each tower's most difficult route. Climbing up to 5.13b, these two athletes will push themselves to the brink of exhaustion, enduring high winds and desert sandstorms to achieve a goal that would take, the most hard-core desert climber, a lifetime to achieve.
1 September 2015
In the dangerous sport of highlining, world record holder Andy Lewis is an original. A brash daredevil with an intense inner calling to explore the edge of what is humanly possible, "Sketchy" Andy continues to take the outlander sport to new heights. On this episode of Ultimate Rush, we'll follow Andy as he attempts to push the sport of highlining one step further and set a new world record for the ultimate highline walk, in mid-air between 2 hot air balloons, floating 4,000 feet above the desert floor.
1 September 2015
For expedition climber Mark Synnott, the intrigue of the exploration is the ultimate thrill. The veteran climber has completed big wall missions to Pakistan, Baffin Island and the Himalayas. Now inspired by the solitary image of an arch-like tower he first saw some ten years earlier Synnott leads two of the worlds most exciting young climbers deep into the dead heart of Africa, on a mission to climb the mythical towers of the Ennedi.
Season 3, Episode 20: Lone Rider1 September 2015
In the solitary world of Ultra-Adventure Cycling, Jay Petervary is the best there is. A pioneer of the grueling endurance sport of bike-packing, Jay is a four-time world record holder on the 2,800 mile Tour Divide. His 15-day ride over the Continental Divide from Canada to New Mexico is considered to be an untouchable feat. Now Petervary will embark on the toughest challenge of his career as he rides into the Liguria region of North West Italy to set an ultra-race benchmark on the region's storied Alta Via stage race route. With no concept of quitting, Petervary will push himself both mentally and physically to the brink, as he battles harsh weather and extreme fatigue to reach his ultimate goal of completing the grueling 311 mile ride in just 5 days and become the first rider to finish the Liguria Mountain Divide.
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Season 4, Episode 6: One Gear5 May 2016
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Season 4, Episode 10: Night Jaws6 May 2016
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