Gee Atherton is someone who will push his limits time and time again. Even though he's only recently gone through a gruelling recovery period following his horrific crash during another video in the ridgeline series, he's back and he's better than ever. Hold your breath and watch as he takes on the most insane ridgeline yet.
"Since the first hour of the first build for the original Ridgeline film, it's been the dream to take this concept to the most amazing places around the world. The potential to find awesome, remote mountain ranges where we can test ourselves to the limit… to really explore what's possible on a bike and how to film the most stunning footage… it's been like a running commentary throughout the entire project." - Gee Atherton.
The shoot took place in August in the Italian Dolomites. Something the crew said was one of the toughest weeks of the entire series. Just getting to the filming locations, involved Gee, photographer Dan Griffiths, high altitude and adventure specialist, Brodie Hood and other members of the film crew having to hike for hours, whilst carrying all the equipment and supplies.
"Having Brodie with us kept us alive! But it also meant we could say yes to things we wouldn't have tackled alone. At the end of the film, there's a sequence where I ride down a ridge at sunset; Brodie devised a harness system that meant I could practise controlling my speed while he let out the tension until I got comfortable. The section of the film where I'm riding the slowest, picking my way down the ridge, was actually the most demanding of all." - Gee Atherton
This October, Gee will be making his first apperance in Red Bull Rampage for over a decade. This is certainly one way to get ready!
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