Spanish kayaker Aniol Serrasolses attracted worldwide attention after conquering a 20-metre-high glacial waterfall. Now, Red Bull TV’s documentary ‘Ice Waterfalls’ reveals the extraordinary expedition that led him to this incredible feat in the heart of the Arctic.

The film takes us on a journey through unexplored glacial Norway, reliving the intense 36-hour journey through the remote Svalbard archipelago, from Longyearbyen to Bråsvellbreen.

The Svalbard archipelago is a Norwegian territory in the Arctic, known for its breathtaking natural beauty and extreme landscapes. It comprises a number of islands, the largest of which is Spitsbergen, home to the majority of the population, including the town of Longyearbyen, considered to be the most northerly town in the world with over 1,000 inhabitants.

Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of Svalbard, is a vital centre for polar expeditions, providing essential services and accommodation for adventurers exploring the Arctic. Despite its remoteness, it is home to a diverse and international community, whose activities are mainly linked to scientific research, tourism and mining. Longyearbyen is known for its breathtaking mountain scenery, midnight sun in summer and polar darkness in winter.

Bråsvellbreen, in the east of the archipelago, is a massive glacier that forms part of the island of Nordaustlandet. It is famous for its spectacular ice front, a wall of ice stretching for several kilometres and plunging directly into the sea. In summer, the cascades of water that fall from this glacial front form an astonishing spectacle, and it was precisely at one of these cascades that Aniol Serrasolses made his historic descent. This journey offers an intimate insight into the challenges Serrasolses and his team faced as they ventured into one of the least explored regions on the planet, with the aim of finding and descending a glacial waterfall.

Ice Waterfalls: behind the historic descent

‘Ice Waterfalls is not just a tale of breathtaking records and action, it is also a story of human resilience, innovation and the relentless pursuit of adventure. It captures Serrasolses’ reflections on this unique experience, saying: ’Words are powerless to capture this overwhelming sensation. I felt like I was kayaking on a completely different planet”.

It was without doubt the most extraordinary kayaking experience of my life.

Viewers will get a glimpse of the meticulous preparation, emotions and sheer determination of the Serrasolses team, as well as fellow kayakers David Sodomka, Aleix Salvat and Mikel Sarasola.

The expedition also illustrates the dangers of the unpredictable Arctic landscape and highlights the team’s adaptability and determination in the face of environmental challenges. French kayaking legend Nouria Newman shares her impressions of the Serrasolses’ feat, explaining the extreme difficulty and skills required to successfully descend a waterfall of this nature.

Ice waterfalls: a unique cinematic experience

Without doubt, ‘Ice Waterfalls’ promises to be a unique cinematic experience that will leave viewers with a new appreciation of the challenges of nature and a passion for adventure.

The documentary is available from 8 May at 10:00 CET. Watch ‘Ice Waterfalls’ on Red Bull TV for an extraordinary journey into the depths of Arctic nature, where the soul of adventure and the spirit of kayaking come to life.

In addition, Red Bull TV has announced that it will broadcast additional exclusive footage of the preparations and expedition, including interviews with Serrasolses and his team, offering a closer look at the challenges they faced and the camaraderie that brought them together on this breathtaking Arctic journey.

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