Jérémie Heitz set himself the challenge of skiing 15 of the steepest slopes in the world, paired with his mountain guide Sam Anthamatten. For their expeditions, they were also trailed by one of the hardiest documentary film crews in the business, Sherpas Cinema.
For this latest trip, the team hit Peru and Pakistan to capture some iconic scenes. This isn’t your average skiing trip at the mountain. These are previously uncut slopes that others have yet to dare touch. Any wrong move could have resulted in tragedy. Fortunately, everyone was at the top of their game.
The Flying Bulls BO 105 C is a 2,500kg helicopter first designed back in 1967. To this day the BO-105 is considered the only helicopter model capable of doing “true” aerobatics with nearly all the
maneuvers known from winged aircraft. The Flying Bulls helicopters were first used by the police, but now spend their days doing death defying loops.
This particular shoot was done over Salzburg, Austria mid, 2021. As the birthplace of Mozart, the city has incredible views of the Eastern Alps, no doubt inspiring more than a few concertos.
Going through tunnels here in New Zealand, Aucklanders have trouble staying in their lane and sticking to the speed limit. Meanwhile Italian aerobatics pilot Dario Costa is blasting through the dual Catalca Tunnels in Istanbul, Turkey in a matter of seconds in his experimental Zivko Edge 540 V2.
Powered by a modified Lycoming IO-540EXP engine, he had exactly one shot at the stunt. The slightest slip up could have seen him slamming into the tunnel roof or walls at 250kp/h.
The tunnel is 1,730m long. Fortunately, he safely made it through in just 40 seconds, earning himself a world record for “Longest Tunnel Flown through with an Aeroplane”.