Nat Geo goes to the Edge of the Unknown with new series on the world’s greatest adventure athletes

Jimmy Chin skis down a mountain in the Teton range, Wyoming.  (Photo: Jimmy Chin Productions)8BIM

Jimmy Chin skis down a mountain in the Teton range, Wyoming. (Photo: Jimmy Chin Productions)8BIM

SHOW: Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin

How did freestyle skier Angel Collinson survive a fall that sent her tumbling 300 meters down the side of a mountain? 

How did professional white-water kayaker Gerd Serrasolses live to tell the tale when he nearly drowned running a 15-meter-high waterfall? 

Academy Award-winning executive producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin find the answers to these and more questions in the new National Geographic series Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin.

The 10-part new docuseries premieres on Sunday 25 December 2022 at 21:00 on National Geographic (DStv 181, Starsat 220).

The show ventures inside the minds of pioneering adventure athletes, captured at the peak of their powers as they recount their personal stories of transcendence on the journey to perfect the mastery of their craft.

For the world’s top adventure athletes, the line between triumph and tragedy is razor thin.

Professional skier walks up a mountain covered in

Professional skier walks up a mountain covered in snow. (Photo: Teton Gravity Research)

In the pivotal moments when life hangs in the balance, what drives the greatest to continue pushing to redefine what is humanly possible, to stare down fear and risk it all?

Through intimate interviews and archival footage from the world’s top big wave surfers, climbers, big mountain snowboarders, polar explorers and kayakers, Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin gives viewers a front-row seat to adrenaline-filled adventures, uncovering how athletes adapt and evolve, even after being confronted by fear, devastating personal loss, and Mother Nature at her harshest.

Witness how some of the world’s top athletes prepare mentally, physically, and emotionally for their high-stakes endeavours.

“We’re honoured to be able to tell these stories about some of the greatest adventure athletes of our time pushed to their psychological and physical limits as they battle to redefine what is possible,” said Vasarhelyi and Chin.

“Each episode reveals that even top athletes must face their fears to survive and achieve the seemingly impossible. It’s a rare look behind the curtain at the painstaking preparation required by each of these 10 athletes and what they are willing to risk to accomplish transcendence in their sports.’


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