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Big mountain skiing and human flight converge in new speedriding doco The Unrideables: Alaska Range.
By Scott Hart

Take some jaw dropping mountains, add some badass athletes willing to take on 'the impossible', a few pairs of skis and some speedriding rigs – yep, it's a recipe for one seriously cool action-flick that's coming soon: The Unrideables: Alaska Range.

Check out the teaser above to get a flavour of what lies in store when the movie is released in January. It's a visual feast of speedriding action showcased through dramatic POV footage and stunning aerial cinematography. Prepare to marvel at awe-inspiring descents  previously considered unrideable.

Speedriding opens up a fourth dimension . . . we have a whole new perspective to playing on the mountain’s features

– Jon DeVore

“We have a whole new perspective to playing on the mountain’s features,” says Jon DeVore. “In The Unrideables: Alaska Range, we hope to introduce speedriding to people who love pushing what’s possible in the mountains as much as we do.”

The film also pays homage to the sport’s history and French pioneers.

Barely a decade old, speedriding is a high-speed, high-stakes, mountain sport fusing elements of skiing and flight. Speedriders make turns throughout the line, taking to the air to navigate features such as massive cliffs, icefalls, major crevasses and other glacial features before returning to the snow to complete a previously unrideable line.

To speedride major, high-consequence lines like the ones we ride in Alaska, both skiing and handling a parachute needs to be instinctive.

– Jon DeVore

Joining DeVore, captain of the Red Bull Air Force and Hollywood stuntman, on the mission to the Alaska Range are Andy Farrington and Filippo “Ippo” Fabbi.

Both Farrington and Fabbi have the unique combination of unparalleled flying experience and decades spent skiing major lines. “To speedride major, high-consequence lines like the ones we ride in Alaska, both skiing and handling a parachute needs to be nearly instinctive, driven by muscle memory," DeVore said.  "Andy and Ippo are hands-down some of the best speedriders in the world," he added.

The world premiere of The Unrideables: Alaska Range takes place on Wednesday, January 21 at The Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The film is released in the US in January and the full-length documentary will be available for sale in February 2015.

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Visit the official film page of The Unrideables: Alaska Range for more information, videos, interviews, as well as details on screenings near you and much more.

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