In this Red Bull Media House production, Xavier de la Rue talks about the Bec de Rosses. The infamously rocky, ultra-steep peak in Switzerland has hosted multiple Freeride World Tour stops.
Wondering how de la Rue preps for a freeride competition at this iconic venue? He doesn't just show up and ride. He flies a drone over the venue to scope lines and diligently surveys the snowpack.
It might surprise you to see that the guy who rides bigger, gnarlier peaks than almost anyone is actually human. That is, he gets fairly nervous before he drops into the venue. In his interview, he speaks openly about his doubtful mindset in the start gate, and how scary the first few turns are.