Watch: Invisible Ground with Elias Elhardt and Xavier De Le Rue

“While risk taking is possibly the most obvious and ever present subject in our sport, I felt like we mostly get to see this in the form of the action hero overcoming risks. With Invisible Ground, I am questioning that narrative and finding a different perspective by making a film which is neither glorifying, nor educational, but one that explores the space in between.” – Elias Elhardt

From the Natural Selection Tour:
Invisible Ground is a new film from the creative mind of Elias Elhardt. We’re humbled to be helping bring this film to our audience, discussing heavy topics that hit close to home for anybody who has spent time in the mountains. After tragic avalanche accidents, Xavier de Le Rue and Elias Elhardt deeply question their motivation for the potentially life-threatening pursuit of freeriding, which they have dedicated themselves to. During several days in the mountains together, they share personal experiences of risk taking and what being vulnerable actually means to them. By questioning unrealistic ideas of control, Invisible Ground sets out to explore how to obtain a reasonable balance between the love for adventure and a misguided drive to expose oneself.


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