Training for the 2009 edition of Terje Haakonsen's legendary quarterpipe contest in Oslo kicked off yesterday, with the likes of Gian Simmen, Risto Mattila, Antti Autti, Arthur Longo, Colin Frei, Mads Jonsson, Peetu Piiroinen and Kevin Pearce getting their bearings on the monster trannie.

Onboard senior shooter Espen Lystad is on the ground in the Linderudkollen and he fired over these images to check out. Make sure you tune in to our LIVE ARCTIC CHALLENGE WEBCAST of the Highest Air contest from 1pm CET today. Will someone finally breach the 10m barrier?

Espen will be shooting the Highest Air, so make sure you check back tomorrow for some 'holy shit' eye candy.