Monday, January 29, 2018

VIDEO: Climb Ushba and make a first descent on skis - via @thenorthface ‏

Late season 2017. Samuel Anthamatten, Markus Eder, & Leo Slemett head to Svaneti Georgia to hopefully climb Ushba and make a first descent on skis. This mystical 4710m mountain in the Caucasus Mountains is very remote and must be accessed on foot. Before the ascent the crew gets to warm up the legs and experience some of the best skiing they have ever had in a wild heli-ski session in epic conditions.

Direction: Guido Perrini
Actors: Samuel Anthamatten, Leo Slemett, Markus Eder
Production: Timeline Missions
Production Country: Switzerland, 2017

The 4710-meter-high Mount Ushba has long held a strong attraction for the Swiss freerider Samuel Anthamatten. In July 2017, he traveled to Georgia with Léo Slemett, winner of the Freeride World Tour 2017, and the South Tyrolean freerider Markus Eder, to descend the most distinguishable peak of the Caucasus Mountains for the first time on skis and to find out if the Caucasian powder delivers on its promises.

Main photography by Tero Repo

Sam Anthamatten Interview | The North Face Skier on His Quest to Make History on Mount Ushba. By Stuart Kenny []

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