Degrees North

Degrees North

Swatch is proud to support three of the most exciting and talented big mountain riders, Swatch Proteam athletes Xavier de Le Rue & Sam Anthamatten, accompanied by American snowboarder Ralph Backström. On their quest to new challenges and zones to set up base camp in virgin remote new zones with high riding potentials.

Being in such remote or protected destinations, make it impossible for helicopters to fly. Since aerial filming and photography is the communication and documentation key, riders and the crew developed techniques such as paragliding, use of dual paramotors and drones, to bring another interesting break through camera angle to the movie, to round up this two year expedition to the crews’ biggest adventure to date.

Filmed in the remote wilderness of Alaska and on the island of Svalbard (Spitzbergen), Norway.

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Samuel Anthamatten

He is a man of the mountains: he grew up in Zermatt, at the foot of the legendary Matterhorn. A certified professional mountain guide, he has climbed “big walls” in Switzerland, Canada, Patagonia and the Himalayas.

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Teaser Xavier De Le Rue

Xavier De Le Rue

Xavier is a two-time Boarder X World Champion and took home the title of Freeride World Tour Champion over 8 times from heats around the globe, including from the Freeride World Tour Chamonix in 2011.

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