Video: Technical & Exposed Alpine Ridge Line Riding

Nov 3, 2020
by StefanEberharter  

Cleaned Episode #3 is online! This time it's about doing an exposed ridge line and technical alpine riding in general. I hope you like it!

Last winter when I had an injury and couldn't do any riding I learned how to do simple edits and so the idea came up to do this series. I am still learning a lot about film making and I try to get better with every episode, so I would love to hear what I can do better for the next ones. Let me know in the comments!


Moments before the sunrise
After we spent the night in our sleeping bags directly at the top, we were there in time to enjoy the sunrise. Priceless!

The tricky part directly after the top

The tricky part directly after the top. Took me some tries till I could do it nicely and without too many correction hops.



My POV
My point of view during the most difficult part, which looks more like a trials section than a mountainbike track.


Love the view up there
I really love the view up there. It was definitely worth to be there very early to have this peaceful and calm atmosphere in the early morning.


Making my way down the ridge
Making my way down the lower part of the trail. Less technical but still exposed.


93 Comments

  • 124 0
 i found the go pro best line
  • 4 0
 I guess that explains how I can never seem to get on the best line.
  • 12 0
 Yep, beats all the top 10 easy!
  • 1 0
 Good for him,,, I will pass on that line 100%
  • 1 0
 exactly my thoughts, the finalist are sort of what u expect and tbh are getting boring
  • 92 0
 3 easy steps to quick income:

1) Place hunk of coal in pooper.
2) Watch this video.
3) Remove diamond from pooper.
  • 3 0
 CLASSIC!!!
  • 4 0
 That was gold!
  • 10 0
 Well, that sucks. I didnt find any diamond.
  • 8 0
 I got a squished canary instead.
  • 7 0
 Is the diamond hidden in the soft part because I'm not seeing it....
  • 2 0
 @mountguitars: up your butt and around the corner
  • 42 1
 I love how the mountain bike can be enjoyed is such diverse ways. Tech lines, Downhill, Trail, XC, Bike Packing, Freeride, and etc... our sport is RAD!
  • 3 1
 yewwww
  • 1 0
 Agreed!
  • 23 2
 that's what the trails in our backyard like like. We have to adapt our riding style. well, he took that verrrry seriously. respect!
  • 7 0
 That's not a trail. Aren't those markers for rock climbers?? Wow.
  • 5 0
 Making my way down the lower part of the trail. Less technical but still exposed.
-what trail?
  • 1 0
 @rrolly: Those are conventional labels on Alpine trails.
  • 1 0
 @milkdrop: exactly
  • 2 0
 @milkdrop: but be aware that "conventional alpine trail" can sometimes encompass lower grade climbing and/or massive exposure...
  • 18 0
 ill just assume that this guy isnt using a gopro because this is clearly the best line
  • 2 0
 The clip was submitted:
www.pinkbike.com/video/526050
  • 13 0
 @thg80: Stefan got robbed! This is definitely in the top 10, in fact its at the top of the top 10.
  • 3 0
 @danielstutt: I haven't seen the other submissions, but maybe this isn't sensationalized enough. The km drop-to-flat isn't that palpable, and rider is strangely calm. Based on 1:33, video could have been called 'Remote Austrian-Italian Border Crossing with Stefan'. His day job could be bomb squad.
  • 1 0
 @danielstutt: I agree - Stefan got robbed - watched all other entries and he would have - in my opinion - easily should have made the cut
  • 15 0
 Amazing that this doesn't get Best Line nominated, but some blokes can lock up their rear brakes and skid down an alpine tundra for a nominatino.
  • 13 0
 Your mom must hate these
  • 9 0
 "We are just trying to adapt our riding style to our local trails" Hahaa! Understatement of the year
  • 9 0
 Can someone get me a change of pants?
  • 9 0
 Is there a classification above "Pro Line"? That's what it looks like.
  • 8 0
 Tripple Black Diamond?
  • 1 0
 @Zany2410: Yeah, thought about this... Wink
  • 3 0
 I'd say "No Line"
  • 8 1
 And I thougth all the guys on liteville bikes have no balls because they are eaten by the suspension design. He cleary has balls.
  • 1 0
 golden! Big Grin
  • 6 0
 This is the kind of dude that will ride down Everest one day. I would not be comfortable walking what he just did with a bike.
  • 6 0
 Danny Mac sitting at home rubbing his chin and dipping a jammy dodger into a brew while he googles flights
  • 5 0
 this is the first time i've ever watched a mtb video and thought "i hope he's wearing a flying squirrel suit and a parachute-you know-just in case..."
  • 6 0
 New meaning to "It's lonely at the top" Now I know why.
  • 5 0
 If trails in my backyard look like this, i would sell my bike and buy a parachute.
  • 8 4
 Beautiful and very impressive, but is the risk on this one worth it? Stay alive out there
  • 4 0
 someone should have told this guy that there was a contest for a ride like this. oh well!
  • 3 0
 Incredible skills. I thought for a second that his namesake - Stephan Eberharter of ski racing fame - had suddenly decided to try his hand at mountain biking in his fifties.
  • 2 0
 me too, I was imagining some grizzled brick sh!thuse of a dude doing flow trails or something on an ebike.
  • 1 0
 I'd have voted for this POV in the GoPro Best Line contest! Great video...such accuracy required when there is that level of danger, essentially on the knife-edge. Wouldn't like to fall from there, that's for sure! Now I'm gonna look for episodes 1 and 2 !!
  • 4 0
 risk vs reward scale is off the charts.
  • 5 1
 I get the same feeling when watching base jumping videos, should we really support this?
  • 2 0
 That was insane, 2 seconds after he sets off he's straight into a do or die manoeuvre. Very impressive skills, I would struggle to even walk this trail.
  • 3 0
 Why? Why?
"just because you can does not mean you should" - Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park.
  • 2 0
 Is he member of the "Vertriders"? They ride similar stuff on Liteville bikes.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGxe2oAupw4
  • 2 0
 I used to also enjoy watching the vaude flowriders. I assume it's the same crew.
  • 3 0
 respect, but not for me sorry..
  • 2 0
 Nope! Puckered up just watching that! Skills wiiiiiith a touch of confidence.Wow!
  • 2 0
 Wow, you made that look waaay to easy! Such delicate tire placement and shifting of body weight... insane!
  • 3 0
 Next 2021 GoPro Best Line Contest winner has been found.
  • 2 0
 Definite candidate for Best line... Death Defying Dude!
  • 2 0
 Oh my word... That's just...well, ... errrm... Amazing ! Jeepers !
  • 2 0
 I guess he´s doing Rampage for warmups... crazy shit dude!
  • 1 0
 I likely wouldn't be able to carry my bike up there....let alone ride it down.
  • 1 0
 He clearly beats me with his riding skills, language wise it's a head to head battle
  • 1 0
 Wow! great video. Love riding exposure but that was way more than I'd be comfortable with. Amazing.
  • 2 0
 Meh. I could do that on my Schwinn.
  • 2 0
 sketch!
  • 1 0
 Wow, just watching it makes me feel sick! :-)
  • 1 0
 i missed a trail.. Re Speck T
  • 2 1
 Obviously there will only be one "Missed - final episode"
  • 1 0
 1. Should I switch to Magura brakes?
2. Skydio send him a drone please!
  • 1 0
 Yeah, Finally an Austrian BBS Rider here!!! Congrats to a great line!!
  • 1 0
 My definition of gnar has been expanded.
  • 1 0
 Hope he is not clipped in.
  • 1 0
 Sweet baby jesus! I hope that's a parachute on his back.
  • 1 0
 "I wouldn't even walk that shit" - my girlfriend watching over my shoulder
  • 1 0
 Unbelievable man. Nicely done.
  • 1 0
 Really freaking amazing - this is awesome
  • 1 0
 I'd walk that line. Really carefully.
  • 1 0
 Europe has the good drugs!
  • 1 0
 While I appreciate this - I just cant see the joy in it.
  • 1 0
 That brings new meaning to “Hell No” for me
  • 1 0
 Wow Stef, that is a sick line! Congrats
  • 1 0
 Great skills !! but I find zero fun in a trail like that
  • 1 0
 damn!
  • 1 0
 Mountain goat.
  • 1 0
 Rad.
  • 1 0
 Beast mode engage
  • 1 0
 So gnarly! We'll done.
  • 1 0
 Total insanity
  • 1 0
 Rampage slow motion
  • 1 0
 Nope
  • 1 0
 thats a sick video
  • 1 1
 Sick vid but not a fun ride. What a waste of time and big risk
  • 1 3
 Just stupid... Don't understand the pleasure???
  • 1 0
 C'mon. Riding exposed and gnarly apline trails is F-U-N!

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