Extreme skiers slalom down almost vertical 14,000 FOOT mountain face in the Swiss Alps

Mail Online | 1/17/2019 | Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
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Two skiers slalomed down a steep 13,841 feet mountain face as part of 'Race the Face' - a concept to see how quickly one can ski the whole mountain.

Daron Rahlves, a former Alpine world champion, and Jeremie Heitz, a celebrated freeskier, raced down a giant slalom on the face of the Hohberghorn in Switzerland.

Heitz - Race - Idea - Pair - Ski

Heitz came up with the race idea, which saw the pair ski downhill, whilst filming a documentary about the toughest descents in the Alps.

The pair had to wait more than a month for the perfect snow to collect on the glacial front of the mountain.

Climb - Ice - Axes - Ropes - Crampons

They then faced a tough climb, using ice axes, ropes and crampons, to set-up gates for the race.

U.S. competitor, Rahlves, skied first, clocking in a time of 26.440 seconds.

Racer - Heitz

Swiss racer Heitz followed in 27.720, just...
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