Join Jesper Tjäder and Emma Dahlström as they go on an adventure through Peru and Ski on the slopes of one of the highest sand dunes in the world.
The dune of Cerro Blanco sits at roughly 2100m above sea level and requires hours of hiking in the sun to reach the top. Once at the top the dune can provide runs for over 1km, a truly unique experience in sand skiing.
From December 8-11, 2016, the world’s best adaptive surfers will flock to the stunning beach break of La Jolla Shores to represent their countries and compete for individual and team medals in the 2016 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship.
The inaugural 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship marked a historic moment for the global growth and development of the sport as 69 surfers from 18 countries with physical challenges ranging from vision impairment to spinal cord injuries gathered for the largest international Adaptive Surfing World Championship to date. The four Gold Medallists, Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart (AUS), Bruno Hansen (DEN), Fellipe Lima (BRA) and Jesse Billauer (USA), all hailed from different continents, displaying the growing international appeal of the sport across the globe.
Suspense, high speed, and winter sport in a classical style that’s Natural track luge.
Unlike artificial luge tracks, natural tracks are adapted from existing mountain roads and paths. Artificially banked curves are not permitted. The track’s surface must be horizontal. As the use of artificial refrigeration is forbidden, they are naturally iced. Natural track luge requires a completely different technique than on an artificial track. At the start, the athletes gain momentum by “paddling”, dragging their hands on the ice to move forward. In order to drive around the tight flat corners, athletes use a steering rein, drag their hands and use their legs. Braking is often required in front of curves and is accomplished by the use of spikes built on the bottom of the shoes. At the finish line, hundredths of a second decide over victory or defeat.