Today, Red Bull TV announce the release of The Horn, a brand new, original series chronicling the serious, life-saving daily work of the world’s best air rescue team, Air Zermatt. Providing a real-life glimpse into the incredible team and their harrowing rescues, The Horn sheds light on the most virtuous aspects of putting one’s own life at risk when saving others.
Launching On Demand globally on Red Bull TV this October 17, the six-part original docuseries is shot through the first responders’ eyes and set in the shadows of the most treacherous terrain of Switzerland’s Matterhorn mountain. In each heart-pounding episode of this action documentary series, viewers ride side-byside with the first responders to experience rescues – from a desperately injured man who fell nine stories inside a dark crevasse to a completely immobile ski racer lying hurt on the freezing slopes.
The Matterhorn’s 14,692-foot crag draws the world’s most daring winter sport athletes, as well as families and tourists who can underestimate the danger behind its beauty. The captivating cinematography of the series brings the viewer into the unforgiving mountain and provides unprecedented access to its most inhospitable domains.
Native to the region, the elite rescuers of Air Zermatt know every rock and boulder of the mountain and dedicate their careers to helping others, courageously risking their personal safety in the process. With families of their own, these men are as compassionate as they are skilled, but when standing on the fragile edge of a crevasse or piloting a helicopter through thick mountain fog, they focus squarely on the rescue.
The events of the series are the result of unprecedented access to alpine search and rescue operations, as well as to the rescuers’ lives behind the scenes. Advances in technology including the use of GoPro cameras allowed the filmmakers to capture previously unseen views of the mountain, the missions and the real-life heroes, offering a purer form of documentary filmmaking.
Meet the high-altitude lifesavers when The Horn streams On Demand on Red Bull TV on October 17 at: www.redbull.tv/TheHorn.
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