Four European snowboarders traveled to the highest peaks of untouched Mongolia to meet with like-minded adventurers. Four Mongolian snowboarders did the same. A mix of culture, perspective and knowledge came together during this splitboard expedition in the Altai, the first one in history.
It takes four days of travel to reach the untouched mountains of the Mongolian Altai. Before setting one step on the glacier that leads towards the lines that have never seen a snowboard before, you need four different flights, a Russian Furgon van for a seven hour drive and a bunch of camels carrying your basecamp while hiking up a five hour long trail. At least, that’s the scenario in the long run, because time has a different meaning on this side of the world.
2-11-2017 Patagonia HQ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (premiere)
3-11-2017 Freeride Film Festival Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5-11-2017 3rd Splitboard Festival Vic, Spain
8-11-2017 Ski Metraje Pamplona, Spain
24-11-2017 Freeride Film Festival Gent, Belgium
1-12-2017 3rd Splitboard Festival San Sebastian, Spain
29-12-2017 Bovec Outdoor Film Festival, Slovenia
Taste Snowboard Magazine #1 2017 (The Netherlands)
Ski Alper 2017 (Italy)
Mens fitness December 2017 (France)
Snowboarders Journal #15.4 2018 (U.S.A.)
Hoogtelijn #1 2018 (The Netherlands)
Sidetracked #11 2018 (U.K.)
Pleasure Snowboard Magazin #130 2018 (Germany)
And there was a short item about the premiere on C1 Mongolian Television
About A RIDER’S JOURNEY
A RIDER’S JOURNEY is a production company that captures and shares passion. It’s created by experienced riders and film
makers. Everything starts by a journey and every journey is born out of passion. The passion of adventure, of testing your limits and discovering new things. Discover your journey and enjoy the ride with us.
About the media team
Sébastien Jam and Mirte van Dijk are both dedicated snowboarders. He is French, she is from Holland. Sébastien is known for his creative work as a video maker, Mirte is editor in chief. Picking up a camera became something natural for both of them.
About the riders
Battulga Gantulga and Munkhsaikhan Gundsambuu are the founders of the Mongolian Professional Snowboard Federation. Rens de Wild and Stephan Verheij are both certified snowboard guides and living in Kaprun, Austria, where no mountain, valley or field remains undiscovered for their passion to freeride.
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This trip wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the following people and brands: Patagonia, Jones Snowboards, Splitit splitboardshop, Mongolian Professional Snowboard Federation, NIGOR tents, Goal Zero, Mountain Hardwear, Badraa Bat