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Freestyle skiers jump roads in breathtaking mountain run
A pair of professional freestyle skiers have completed an extraordinary run by jumping over several roads of the highest mountain pass in Italy. Starting from an altitude of 2,757 metres, Benedikt Mayr and Markus Eder navigated the 555 metres descent of the Stelvio Pass from the peak of Piz da las Trais Linguas (Peak of the Three Languages) in the Stilfser Joch National Park by making use of slopes, rail slides and snow cat vehicles to jump over roads. According to the organisers, it is the first time multiple roads have been crossed in a single freestyle slope run with Germany's Mayr and Italy's Eder hurdling over the mountain pass on 12 occasions. Mayr and Eder had been preparing for months at the start of 2018 to complete the run before the pass became accessible in May. Fast melting snow meant they had little time to complete the run, but the duo impressively completed the run and filming between the Italian provinces of Lombardy and South Tyrol in just five days.