A Spanish adventurer faces challenging stunts in the land of fire and ice.
Aniol Serrasolses is used to putting his whitewater kayaking skills to the test in beautiful places such as Ãguas Bravas in Costa Rica and the Villarrica volcano in Chile. However, he took it to another level with an epic journey of discovery into the wild heart of Iceland. Here’s all you need to know:
– Red Bull TV’s new documentary “JÃTUNN” follows Serrasolses on his expedition combining an extremely technical kayak with an epic voyage of discovery through the spectacular landscapes of Iceland.
– The Land of Fire and Ice is home to some of the toughest whitewater rapids and waterfalls in the world. Most are still unknown due to the almost inaccessible nature of the rivers.
– Serrasolses spent three weeks traversing unforgiving terrain with a kayak on his back. They have once again pushed the boundaries of what is possible in his sport to try and produce something extraordinary.
– Audiovisual director Mikel Sarasola, audiovisual professional Aleix Salvat and photographer David Nogales, all kayaking experts themselves, joined him on this latest expedition.
– Serrasolses, 30, said: âFor me stunts have always been the most fun part of kayaking. They scare me the most, but at the same time they provide some of the strongest sensations I’ve ever felt. To be in the air, to fly off a waterfall. Adrenaline and fear right before and overcoming all mental obstacles to do it and do it right. It is an exciting and rewarding process.
– And the result of trying to navigate hitherto unexplored rivers? A journey that required a lot of improvisation and agility to navigate unforeseen events, against the backdrop of spectacular landscapes and images that will travel around the world.
– Sarasola, 34, said: âIt is in nature and in rivers where we are ourselves and we feel fulfilled. I can’t think of a better place than Iceland to start over after such a difficult year as 2020. â
– The Spaniard Serrasolses has made a name for himself in the world with his previous dangerous projects on dangerous flooded rivers in Portugal in 2018 and on a 25 kilometer descent in Chile. – His project in Chile earlier in 2021 saw him perform a unique kayak descent over snow-capped volcanoes, ending in the river with a double kickflip, a maneuver never before performed in the sport, and which would earn him the award for best male rider at the 2021 White Water Prize.