Photos of the month

April Photos of the Month

Photo above: Sam Greenfield/Dongfeng Race Team/Volvo Ocean Race

Dangerous, extreme and also incredibly impressive: Here are the pictures of the month April.


American Brian Grubb took his wakeskate (think wakeboard without the bindings), an electric winch and a wetsuit to an icy creek and created a whole new kind of winter sport: snow-wakeskating. His journey along the winding gap, known locally as the Dragon’s Tail, was worthwhile despite the biting cold. “It’s easier to connect a fluid line in the winter than summer,” says Grubb. “You can transition from water to snow and back again.” 

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Ice Breaker

© Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool


What’s daunting for most is pretty straightforward for downhill racer Gee Atherton. “Racing is so simple,” says the Brit. “The fastest man always wins.” That’s not to say it’s easy; at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, riders are tested with huge jumps, root-riddled tracks and the occasional uphill tunnel—all tackled at blistering speeds. The series kicked off in Lourdes, France, on April 11 and will visit nine countries in total—including Fort William, Scotland, on June 7—en route to the finish in Val di Sole, Italy, on August 23. 

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Tunnel Vision

© Sven Martin


China’s Dongfeng Race Team battled the elements on the fourth leg—from Sanya, China, to Auckland, New Zealand—of the Volvo Ocean Race. Seven crews will steer high-tech yachts 44,000 miles around the globe, finishing up in Gothenburg, Sweden, in late June. Even a relatively simple task like checking the leech line, as Kevin Escoffier has just done here, is fraught with risk. Teammate Thomas Rouxel, the man pulling him back in, says, “With this challenge, a team that will stick together is a must.”

Volvo Ocean Race

© Sam Greenfield/Dongfeng Race Team/Volvo Ocean Race


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