Skiing during a solar eclipse...in the Arctic? What could go wrong? Better question: what could go right? In what's probably the biggest Hail Mary throw in all of ski filmmaking, Reuben Krabbe and Salomon Freeski TV set out to capture the Holy Grail of ski photography. Get comfortable and watch the team at Switchback Entertainment tell the story behind the shot in this half-hour episode of Salomon Freeski TV.
It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the edge of the earth to see one of the planet’s rarest events- a total solar eclipse in the Arctic. Faced with the likely reality of bad weather obscuring the sun and having to battle frigid, arctic temperatures and winds, the odds did not favor success. Despite this the Salomon Freeski TV team and set out on an expedition to realize photographer, Reuben Krabbe’s grand vision to capture a single unique image- one of skiing during a solar eclipse. Persistence, preparation and a positive attitude was a guarantee of nothing as March 20th, 2015, dawned. The fate of the expedition’s goal would rest entirely in the hands of the weather gods.