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The Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps.

It is 23.6 kilometres long stretching over an area of 117.6 km2 with a mass of 27 billion tons of ice. Surrounded by nine summits reaching up to over 4,000 metres resulting in an average height of 4,108 metres. In 2001 it was the first Alpine site to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ride Aletsch is a movie about 2 passionate riders Géraldine Fasnacht and Emilien Badoux who want to find a line to snowboard the Aletschhorn ! They will fly over the glacier in an ultra light plane to sleep on the glacier, and then set off in the middle of the night to reach the summit at 4193m.

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