“It’s actually so steep that skiers and snowboarders can only see a few metres ahead of them – the terrain’s so inclined that it literally drops away out of view after that, and the next thing you see’s the arrival zone some 600m lower.”
Is not a secret that The Bec is one of the gnarliest faces on earth but the Freeride World Tour Xtreme Verbier competition venue is even more intimidating when you have a look at the analytics of a trip down.
Xavier De Le Rue is at home on The Bec (can you believe how calm his voice is as he narrates his run) but you better believe he rolls with his trusty ice axe in hand because if you lose an edge on this 55° pitch, its a long long long way down….I know you’re not supposed to run with scissors but is snowboarding at nearly 50mph with an axe okay?
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The verbier finals of the freeride world tour are happening!!!! I'll be commentating with my friend @ed__leigh_ from 8.45 on @redbulltv I've heard some guys will drop my cliff from 2010. Can't wait to see that! #fwt La finale du fwt est sur le point de démarrer. À partir de 8h45 vous pourrez suivre mon ami Ed Leigh et moi pour vous commenter cette étape qui annonce du lourd. Apparemment certains gars sont décidés à aller sauter ma Cliff de 2010… Ça va envoyer!