Best Photos From First Rampage

We pick our favorite photos from the inaugural 2001 Red Bull Rampage.
By Mike BerardPublished on
Red Bull Rampage's First Run: Kris Baumann, 2001
Red Bull Rampage's First Run: Kris Baumann, 2001
The first Red Bull Rampage took place in 2001. Compared to the giant media event that Rampage has become today, the Rampage of 15 years ago was a much smaller affair — but it didn't lack huge action. Veteran Red Bull photographer Christian Pondella was there to capture the craziness. We looked back and picked out favorite shots.
At the inaugural event, Utah resident Kris "Krispy" Baumann (above) was the first rider to ever drop in for an official run at Rampage. The tire tracks to follow have made history...
Red Bull Rampage Podium 2001
Red Bull Rampage Podium 2001
A modest and humble podium played the stage for the inaugural Rampage winners. From left to right: Robbie Bourdon (third), Wade Simmons (first) and Greg Smith (second).