The four-part documentary series from HBO and Teton Gravity Research “Edge of the Earth” will debut July 12 on HBO and HBO Max.
A blend of action-adventure sport, travel journal and nature documentary, the series follows four groups of elite action-adventure athletes on four unique, never-before-accomplished missions. Taking place around the globe, within awe-inspiring, undiscovered realms of nature, each installment features a different team of adventurers journeying into the wild to take on endeavors of physical prowess and mental fortitude.
As the athletes venture up and down mountains, down rivers and across oceans, they rise to meet intense, life-threatening challenges that test their decision-making and athletic capacity.
Directed by Steve Jones and Todd Jones and produced by Drew Holt, the series features aerial photography and immersive video in some of the world’s least accessible and rarely seen locations. Taking part are snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Elena Hight and skier Griffin Post; kayakers Ben Stookesberry, Nouria Newman and Erik Boomer; climbers Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger; and surfers Ian Walsh and Grant “Twiggy” Baker.
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Episodes include “Into the Void” on July 12, which follows a human-powered ski and snowboard expedition in the icy wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska; “Raging Torrent” on July 19, about a first descent attempt of the potentially impassable Chalupas River in the vast jungle of the Llanganates National Park in Ecuador; “Reaching for the Sky” on July 26, about an attempt to accomplish the first individual free climb ascent of a near impossible free route on Pik Slesova in Kyrgyzstan; and “The Great Unknown” on Aug. 2, which follows a pursuit of never before ridden big waves along the remote West Coast of South Africa.