Zermatt, CH


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30 years old

Samuel grew up in Zermatt (Switzerland), where kids at the age of five normally go to the Alpine Ski team. But Samuel liked the snow at the side of the slopes. Known in the Alpine scene for daring ascents around the globe, he combines mountaineering with Freeriding. At only 19 years old he skied some of the most difficult lines on the surrounding 4000 meter peaks of Zermatt. His confidence and style on steep North Faces continues to astonish people.

In 2010 Samuel earned his certification as an approved Mountain Guide. That same winter he shifted his focus from climbing Big Walls in the Himalayas to Freeride competitions. Earning some points in the qualifiers events gave him a wildcard for the Swatch Freeride World Tour 2011.

Samuel showed up the first year on the Tour and finished in second place on the overall ranking. In the same season he rode together with Proteam fellow Xavier de le Rue to capture some shots for the Swatch Timeline film production and revealed his real speciality, Big Mountain Skiing.

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Xavier De Le Rues DIY Tour: Shredding Forbidden Big Mountain Lines in China | Ep 5

►Watch Xavier De Le Rue’s 55˚ steep Mallory Couloir: Volcanoes, scorpions, frostbite, gale-force winds and border games with North Korea – to say the DIY trip to China was full of surprises is quite of an understatement. Changabaishan volcano, the 'Ever White Mountain', has an illustrious history and is also known as 'the Holy Mountain of the Revolution' in North Korea, where Kim-Jong Il was – so the story goes – born under a double rainbow. The South Koreans and Chinese also hold the volcano sacred and the border is disputed, with South Korea claiming the whole of Caldera/Heaven Lake as its own. With cameras and local “guides” everywhere this is definitely not the place to mess about – which is exactly what Xavier and Sam planned to do. _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. Watch Red Bull TV: See into our world: Red Bull on Facebook: Red Bull on Twitter: Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: Subscribe to the Red Bulletin: Sign up for our Newsletter here:

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Skiers Cup 2016 Teaser

DROPPING NOW ! Check out the Skiers Cup 2016 Teaser! Two Dream Teams, One Duel Jan 30th - Feb 4th 2016 Grandvalira, Andorra Team Europe Richard Permin (Captain) Markus Eder Samuel Anthamatten Nicolas Vuignier Loic Collomb-Patton Sam Favret Fabio Studer Bene Mayr Team Americas Sage Cattabriga Alosa (Captain) Parker White Logan Pehota Tim Durtschi Seth Morrison Grant Howard Nick McNutt Tanner Rainville

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The North Face : Degrees North - Trailer

Mark your calendars, it's almost time! Madness will drop on the 22nd of October when the #DegreesNorth movie is out.

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BACKCOUNTRY SLOPESTYLE - Highlights of the day

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DEGREES NORTH - Trailer with Xavier de le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten

Xavier de le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten travelled to the middle of the Arctic Ocean, to Svalbard, in Norway, to shoot the new movie of The North Face : Degrees North. In the next episode will be featuring Ralph Backstrom and will take place in Alaska!

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FWT - The North Face Best of Vallnord Arcalis

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FWT 2015 - Ski Highlights from Vallnord Arcalis

The 3rd step of the Freeride World Tour takes place in Vallnord Arcalis, Andorra. Check out the ski highlights.

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