The word ‘extreme’ doesn’t go as far as a thrown snowball to describe Red Bull’s latest dip into extreme sports filmmaking.
Markus Eder’s The Ultimate Run is 10 minutes of the most hazard-riddled downhill skiing likely ever filmed.
Going down a mountain, across a glacier, through an ice-cave, through a forest, across village rooftops, through another forest, through a castle, and across another village, the only thing that can stop grand master free-skier Markus Eder is the end of the mountain.
The Italian rider has stood atop the podium at multiple free-skiing competitions, and won the European Skier of the Year title. He’s also extremely accomplished, as one can see below.
“I’ve always dreamt of showcasing all of my skiing in one big, flowy project,” Eder told Red Bull, who financed the project. “Typically, I contribute to multiple projects throughout the year. But this time, I wondered what I could create if I put all of that energy into one vision—where everything I’ve lived for amounts to a 10-minute segment.”
The cinematography of production company Legs of Steel is simply astonishing, capturing Eder’s incredible descent every step of the way.