Xavier De Le Rue’s ‘Degrees North’ trailer 2
Last season, Xavier De Le Rue set out for Alaska with Ralph Backstrom and Samuel Anthamatten to see if he could use a paramotor to not only access big mountain lines, but drop from the paramotor into lines. The full Degrees North movie releases later this fall.
In our October issue, out October 1, we have an exclusive story about De Le Rue’s five year mission to change the way snowboarders can access big-mountain terrain. Here’s an excerpt from the story that covers De Le Rue’s ground-breaking journey.
To put it in perspective, after five years of planning, research, and preparation, De Le Rue, who has just spent two days prone with food poisoning, has just leapt into the history books and changed the way people can potentially access big-mountain terrain forever. Initially the idea had been to open up new terrain with the paramotors. ‘That was our El Dorado,” he says. “But slowly, as we realized the paramotor drop was possible, the exploration became secondary and the paramotor became our El Dorado.”