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Mountain Shadow

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 ...

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The Witch's Thumb

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...
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2014
The Comeback
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.
 
2014
Ripping the Middle
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.
 
2014
Mean Streets
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.
 
2014
Human Power
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.
 
2014
The Witch's Thumb
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 Sep. 2015
Mountain Shadow
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 Sep. 2015
Steph Davis
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...
 
1 Sep. 2015
Angel Rising
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 ...
 
1 Sep. 2015
Uncharted
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 Sep. 2015
Desert Lines
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 Sep. 2015
Walking on Water
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.
 
1 Sep. 2015
Plunge
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.
 
1 Sep. 2015
Cape Horn
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 Sep. 2015
Forbidden Island
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 ...
 
1 Sep. 2015
Soul Flyers
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 Sep. 2015
Caught Inside
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...
 
1 Sep. 2015
The 45 Towers
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 Sep. 2015
From Earth to Sky
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 Sep. 2015
The Towers of Ennedi
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.
 
1 Sep. 2015
Lone Rider
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 ...
 

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