Craziest jump I ever did into Hölltobel was never done before

Sometimes I can’t post photos after a good fotoshooting day because the photos have to get published first.

Hereby some awesome pictures from Edo Jungerius from last winter, also published in Snowboard Mag. The last photo where you see me jumping a melon air from the tunnel is probably the craziest jump I ever did. It is a huge jump from a tunnel into a steep couloir that ends into a waterfall. It is called the Hölltobel (hell couloir). The two old photos 1 and 2 are from the bridge made in 1905, build by Johann Bertolini (photo 3). Later in 2000 they built a tunnel over the Hölltobel. It gives you an idea about how steep the couloir is. Johann Bertolini was a sun of a street worker and started as 12 year old boy as carrier by street projects. After nine years of work he graduated as street building guide and started his own projects. With photo 4 you can imagine how hard is was to build these kind of bridges in that time.

If you ever drove from St. Anton to Zurs and Lech you drove through this tunnel, it is called the Flexenpass.

hölltobel 1905  hölltobel 1905 2G. BertoliniG. Bertolini 2 Irian 1 Irian Edo 2 Irian Edo 3 Irian Edo 5

 

About Irian van Helfteren

Professional freerider, Sport teacher, Staatlicher Snowboardlehrer, Snowboardführer (sn guide) and Photographer.
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