With Twists and Turns, Two Skiers Race 4,000 m in Swiss Alps

With Twists and Turns, Two Skiers Race 4,000 m in Swiss Alps

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The picturesque Alpines of Switzerland are breathtaking, but what more can there be apart from the beauty? There can be thrill, adventure, and lot of fun.

Well-known skier Jérémie Heitz challenged former GS World Champion and 12-time world cup winner Daron Rahlves to a skiing contest held early December 2018.

The two skiers, Heitz and Rahlves undertook a crazy adventure to ‘Race the Face’ on a unique giant slalom course (an alpine skiing discipline that involves skiing between sets of poles (gates) spaced at a distance from each other) in an ultimate skiing showdown.

The two athletes skied to ‘Race the Face’, a giant 4,000 metre slalom adventure in the Alpine regions of Switzerland.
One of the skiers looking down from mountain slope in Switzerland.
One of the skiers looking down from mountain slope in Switzerland.
(Photo: AP/Red Bull)

The two raced up the Hohberghorn face which is a 50-degree slope.

The drone subsequently filmed every twist and turn of the two mountaineers who made their way through the Alps.

“It’s been a project that has been tough to pull off because of the weather factors and snow conditions... to come out here and have the right window but it takes a lot of... like the perfect snow conditions.”
Daron Rahlves, Skiing World Champion
The two skiiers on a mountain slope.
The two skiiers on a mountain slope.
(Photo Courtesy: AP/Red Bull)

However, Rahlves clocked in a time of 26.440 with Heitz following him down in 27.720, a time difference of 1.28 seconds.

Heitz remarked, "I knew I couldn't fight against a Kitzbühel winner!"

(With inputs from AP.)

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