Jeremy Jones and Xavier de le Rue head to Antarctica

Jeremy hikes a couloir in Ushuaia, Argentina, before leaving South America for the icy wastelands of Antarctica

Jeremy Jones is officially a nutter. Or at least slightly unhinged. This living legend rides ‘lines’ that most people would call cliffs, in the most extreme locations in the world. Check out this teaser for his forthcoming film Deeper if you don’t believe us, and prepare yourself for the December issue of Whitelines (out November 20th) where we got the full lowdown on this madness. Now, we’ve just been told, Jeremy is taking it one stage further by heading to Antarctica with fellow big mountain expert Xavier de le Rue.

Armed with split boards, the pair recently left South America, heading for the final undiscovered frontier. Xavier managed to fire off this missive before they set off into the great unknown. He said: “As you might remember we tried last year to reach and hopefully ride the wonderful untouched steeps of the Antarctica Peninsula… Unfortunately, we got on the boat in Ushuaia but stayed three days ashore for mechanical reasons until we got told that the boat could not be repaired…. We are back, and not for the least!

Checking in 600 kgs of luggage

Jeremy Jones and myself along with the Relentless film crew are ready for new up coming adventures! Two movies, mainly Lives of the Artists 2, but some of the action will end up in [the second part of] Deeper as well, Jeremy’s project. We are about to board the clipper adventure for a 40 hours boat ride across the scary ‘Drake Passage’, supposed to be the worst crossing on the planet…. After that we’ll have 7 days of actual riding… We got split boards, all the hard gear we could ever need, we are fired up… All we can hope for are friendly weather and snow conditions. Let’s see if mother Antarctica is willing to let us glide on the last continent…Fingers crossed!

Xavier at the top of 'a really cool couloir above the city'

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Jeremy and Xavier de le Rue hiking in Argentina


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