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Director:Thomas Hillebrandt
Camera:Rainer Friedrich (DOP), Armin Buchroithner, Roland Holtz, Christoph Hörner
Sound:Henning Frosch, Markus Hohn, Roland Holtz
Editing:Daniel Gawrilow
Production Company:Red Bull Media House / Sichtzeit
First Broadcasted:March 25, 2015

“The Chile-Challenge” (Die Chile-Challenge)

Explorer, Servus-TV, 52 minutes

Extreme cyclist Guido Kunze has an incredible plan: within just 3 days he would like to go from sea level to over 6.200 m with a bicycle – world record! A tour through one of the most hostile landscapes on earth: in Chile, from the coast through the Atacama Desert up on the Nevado Ojo de Salado, the world’s highest volcano.

To achieve this goal, Kunze gathers a team of experts: a geographer, who has personally mapped the rough terrain, a high-altitude medicine who prepares Kunze for the particular problems in height and bike experts who build him a customized Fatbike.

On his way he is accompanied by a 3-man-team in a support vehicle that is taking care of logistics, route, food and motivation. After 2 weeks of acclimatization in altitude he starts: will he break the world record?