30/07/2010 | by Uli Köhler
Extra bangers from the Antarctica story we ran in issue 113.
As you’ll doubtless know, Xavier De Le Rue and Jeremy Jones hopped on a boat and sailed to shred Antarctica last year (as you do) to film for Relentless Energy’s upcoming release, Lives of the Artists 2. The film’s scheduled to be released this September where you can gawp at the footage from this, listen to James Lavelle’s original soundtrack and get pumped on the other stuff they’ll be cramming in.
Here’s some facts about the Antarctica trip…
· From Ushuaia Port in Argentina, it took a 62 hour open ocean crossing, on the ship Ice Axe, via Drakes Passage, to get to the Arctic Penisular
· One of the tallest peaks was Mount Francois – at 9600 ft
· There was a 6 hour window for riding faces – too early and they were sheer ice; too late and it refreezes in seconds.
· The average drop for peaks was 3000+ feet.
· The reached peaks via splitboard, hiking & helicopter
· The crew spent 7 days filming in Antarctica