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3089 – The Film, Wild Racers New Zealand, FWT 2021 Andorra, Nepal the Other Side of Things, New podcasts, final summary of Vendée Globe

3089 – The Film
For 35 years RAAM (Race Across AMerica) has been challenging ultracyclists from around the globe to push their physical and mental limits to the farthest reaches. Starting in Oceanside, under one of the longest piers in California, RAAM spans 3000 miles, climbs 175,000 feet, crosses 12 states and finishes in Annapolis, Maryland, the east coast sailing mecca. Open to amateur and professional racers, in solo, 2, 4 and 8 person relay teams, there is no other race in the world comparable to RAAM. In this film we follow the solo athletes as they attempt the impossible.

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Wild Racers – Episode 12 – New Zealand
The list of teams drastically on the decline, this challenging course has brought many to their knees. With each leg comes new challenges and new terrain to endure, both making life and times that more difficult. For legs are awaiting the teams : Mountain Bike 129km, Trek/Ropes 24km, Mountain Bike 20km and Kayak 46km. This is Wild Racers and many will return next time. Stop number four on the adventure highway is Puntarenas, Costa Rica … Stay tuned.

Freeride World Tour 2021 Andorra
FWT21’s season opener in Andorra hosted the world’s best freeriders.The defending world champions are all fired for Andorra and the USA is bringing the heat in both men’s categories with Isaac Freeland leading the rankings for ski men and Nils Mindnich in the top spot for snowboarding. Judges expect more amazing performances from French superstar Marion Haerty who is the current leader in women’s snowboarding and big things from extra talented Arianna Tricomi who flies the flag for Italy in women’s skiing. A new wave of impressive runs is on the cards from the current leaders who are ready to showcase their skills and dig deep into their bag of tricks to keep their crowns.

Nepal – The Other Side of Things
A unique spiritual voyage among the giant Himalayan mountains of Everest and Annapurna along ancient paths and across rivers, capturing the local beliefs to discover the marvels of an ancient mountain people in order to understand the meaning of self.

Vendée Globe 2020-2021 – The Final Summary
While the last sailor is expected in Les Sables d’Olonne at the end of the week, review all the best moments, the strong emotions and the fantastic performances.

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Vendée Globe 2020-2021 – The Summary, Wild Racers New Zealand, Fire + Ice Ultra, Fly The Alps and athlete Podcasts.

Vendée Globe 2020-2021 – The Summary
This Edition of the epic race around the globe solo unassisted has been completely crazy. 33 sailors started and 8 abandoned. 3 of them are still in the Atlantic Ocean and expected in Les Sables d’Olonne within a week. The rescue of Kevin Escoffier was absolutely heroic and never in any previous edition the finish was so close. Hold your breath !

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Wild Racers – Episode 10 – New Zealand
The first 24hours of any Adventure Challenge on the World Stage is the most debilitating, the more experienced teams work hard to open a lead that they feel will be hard to close down over the coming days. As they say when its go time … suffer. Teams are facing 15 km of kayaking in frigid waters, 49 km of biking on tough terrains and 36 km of canoeing in undriendly waters.

Fire + Ice Ultra – The Story So Far
The Fire+Ice Ultra is a six day stage race in the Icelandic Highlands. Considered to be one of the world’s toughest foot-races, the Fire+Ice Ultra is the ultimate test of long distance running. Crossing windswept lava fields and passing glaciers and volcanoes, the endurance athletes have to dig deep to complete the 260 kilometre course.

Paragliding In The Himalayas
Tom de Dorlodot and Horacio Llorens go paragliding in the Indian Himalaya. Leaving from the popular site of Bir/Billing they fly first to Manali, then cross the Rohtang Pass before flying to Keylong. They then enter the remote valley of Spiti, where they experience some spectacular flying at above 6,000m.

Vendée Globe 2020-2021 amazing daily stories 11 – 17 Feb
8 more sailors arrived in Les Sables d’Olonne between February 11 and 17 ! Only 3 boats are still making their way to the finish

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The Porter – The Film, NEW : Fantastic Podcasts!, Wild Racers Ecuador, La Grande Odyssée 2021, Women’s ways & Vendée Globe.

The Porter – The Film
A young privileged American attempts to make history at Everest by becoming one of the first ever foreign-born Porters to aid a Mt. Everest expedition. But in doing so, experiences a world far above his head. This is an inside look at the darker side of Everest. At the strength, pride and pain of those who support it. And at just how hard it is for a naive foreigner to attempt the same. This is the Porter.

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Great stories directly from top endurance athtetes  – OCR champions, Ultra runners, adventurers and lots more….

Wild Racers – Episode 8 – Ecuador
The teams face an ever changing ecosystem as they head down from the dizzying heights into the more tropical landscape that this regions is renowned for. The finish is in sight though all that seems to be on the minds of the leaders is pushing ahead to keep the gaps on the chasers. It is a true exploration in the mind, body and soul of each team. 6 km of trek, 140 km of mountain biking and 17 km of Kayaking are awaiting the teams for an extremely challenging stage. Next Stop on the adventure highway is Queenstown, New Zealand …

La Grande Odyssée 2021
La Grande Odyssee Savoie Mont Blanc is since it’s first edition in January 2005, the annual event of the dog sled race in Europe. It is the most demanding stage race in a unique alpine setting in the world. Each year it brings together more than 60 mushers and their 600 dogs, from all over Europe, in the stunning landscapes of Savoie Mont Blanc. It is more than 50 000 spectators who live every year a unique experience, in 20 stations decorated for the occasion, by attending La Grande Odyssee Savoie Mont Blanc.

Women’s Ways – Voies féminines
‘Women’s Ways’ is a documentary that explores the world of the mountain through the strength of women. There are three main subjects: Marion Poitevin, Liv Sansoz and Martina Cufar-Potard. Through interviews we discover what they share and also what separates them in their paths through life, but above all we discover the strength of woman in all its potential. Alpinist Prize – FIFMA 2017. Film Prize – Marocco Adventure Film Festival 2017. Official Selections 2017: Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, Bansko Mountain Film Fest, BOFF, Torello Mountain Film Festival & Kendal Mountain Festival.

Vendée Globe 2020-2021 amazing daily stories 27 Jan – 3 Feb
12 sailors have arrived in a crazy finish. Charles Dalin crossing the line first, Yannick Bestaven final winner, Jean Le Cam “King Jean”, Clarisse Crémer first women.

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The Road Ahead, Wild Racers Ecuador, Moana Waiwai, the never melting story and the last days of Vendée Globe.

The Road Ahead
Fredrik Erixon, a passionate adventurer crosses Sweden on roller skis from the north in Karesuando in Lappland, to Smygehuk in Skane in the south – a solo journey of about 2000 km over thirty days – representing one Vasaloppet a day (most famous cross country ski race). He rolls across the Arctic Polar Circle, meets interesting people and examines his own motivation in challenging himself and pushing his comfort zone.

Wild Racers – Episode 6 – Ecuador
The first 24hours of any Adventure Challenge on the World Stage is the most brutal, lead teams work hard to open a lead that they feel will be hard to close down over the coming days. As they say when its go time … suffer. After hours of suffering on the Mountain Bikes, teams face a brutal trek through the fabled Iliniza Mountains reaching an altitude od 5000 m where oxygen levels are under half of those at sea level. We see some of the lead teams struggling under the strain. After finally emerging from the mist of the mountains, the technical rope and canyon section makes the athletes wet and even colder as they push towards the end of this brutal day.

Moana Waiwai – The Film
Moana Waiwai or The Great Ocean in Maori, is about the FreeSwim journey of wahine (woman) Ally Davey as she swims 70km of open ocean around the stunning Coromandel coastline over three days to raise awareness for the protection of New Zealand’s oceans. It does more than encapsulate stunning vistas and highlight the extraordinary New Zealand environment. It inspires people to be aware of the natural beauty that surrounds them.

The Never Melting Story – The Film
They had never met before, but they shared the exact same dream. So the two young Frenchmen Guillaume and Manu left together for an island far from home, covered in snow, ice and white isolation: Baffin Island in Canada’s Arctic. This film is a quest of absolute freedom, and wants to encourage other people to dream big and not to be afraid of pursuing those dreams. About the expedition: Guillaume Bertocchi and Manu d’Adhemar went in April 2015 in Baffin Island, for a ski crossing expedition in full autonomy. Starting from Qikiqtarjuaq, they reached Pangnirtung after 24 days, going along Coronation glacier, and going through the Penny Ice Cap. On their way they met the famous Mount Asgard, Mount Thor, and many granite giants.

Vendée Globe 2020-2021 amazing daily stories 14 – 20 Jan
One of the closest races in Vendee Globe history is coming to an end. The top five (Charlie, Boris,Thomas,Louis, Damien) are in the final sprint with the finish expected around the 27th of January. Sébastien Destremau on Merci had to abandon because of major technical problems. Clarisse Cremer is the first of the women and is in 12th place. It is amazing to be able to experience the race on board every day!

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