Watch these sketchy but beautiful runs on ridges

Have you ever tried running on ridges? These athletes push the experience to the limit.
Lofoten Island by running
Seb Montaz in Lofoten Island
By Francois Palissarde

1. Running on top of a mountain full of snow in Lofoten Island

Seb Montaz is a mountain guide, runner, and filmmaker. He knows some amazing snow trails he found while exploring Lofoten Islands in Norway in 2016. In April 2017, he wanted to go back with special shoes, which allow him to run on ridges full of snow. It's not easy to reach the top of such a mountain with no skis, but what a view! Definitely worth it.

Have a look at the new GoPro video below and enjoy the POV experience. 

2. Epic ridges in Australia

Courtney Atkinson is a triathlete based in Australia. In this video, Courtney shows us some of the most epic ridges he could experience by running in his country. Oh yeah, running in Australia can be really cool!

 3. Explore an iceberg by running

Ice is a great and surprising surface to run on. And Montaz loves what's different. The filmmaker found this iceberg in a glacial lagoon in southern Iceland. It’s called Fjallsárlón. Pieces of the Vatnajökull glacier are carried there, before breaking up and ending up at sea.

 

4. Scrambling up Table Mountain 

Ryan Sandes is the best south-african ultrarunner and in this video, he shows us how cool Table Mountain can be for running. Table Mountain overlooks Cape Town in South Africa and is part of the Table Mountain National Park.

5. This is freeride trailrunning and it's awesome

Have you heard about freeride trail running? Well, this is exactly what you can watch in this video. Montaz shares a GoPro view of a freeride running experience. It’s a bit like if you were in a off-piste ski session, except you have no snow and no skis. This sequence has been shot in Pierre-Noires, in France.

6. Running in the midnight sun

Montaz was in Norway with ultra-running legend Kilian Jornet when he decided to go for a run on top of the mountains at around 11pm. With latitudes this far north, you can see the sun for 22 hours out of 24 in a day. That's a lifetime experience.

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