The premise of Red Bull Rampage has always been about man versus mountain. Sometimes man wins, but sometimes the mountain keeps the glory to itself.
Brendan Fairclough had left some unfinished business on the hill at Rampage 2012 in the form of a giant canyon gap. He had spent the bulk of his week shoveling on a massive feature that he had planned to save for finals. But he never got the chance...
After a successful qualifying session, Brendawg was struck down riding an innocuous portion of the mountain. The resulting injury ended his 2012 Rampage weekend.
The gap laid dormant for nearly a year -- until Fairclough returned for Rampage 2013 and was able to finally put tire tracks on both sides of the daunting canyon.
Ride along with Fairclough as he soars across the chasm -- be careful not to slap your head into your monitor upon landing -- the impact Brendawg experiences upon touchdown on the other side is massive!
If you're in the USA, watch the full event recap of finals on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on Saturday, December 21 starting at 3:30 p.m. ET, and check out all the interactive features and coverage on the official Red Bull Rampage site.