Kilian Jornet running beneath the Northern Lights
November 30 2017
Night trail running
On a long November night, ultrarunner Kilian Jornet trains on a never-ending knife-edge ridge overlooking the dark fjords. Way up high, during the frigid windy night, Kilian attempts to make the aurora borealis appear.
The aurora borealis
The aurora borealis (also known as the Northern Lights) and the aurora australis are a natural phenomenon created through the interaction between charged particles of the solar wind and the upper atmosphere. The auroras occur primarily in those regions close to the magnetic poles (source Wikipedia). You can plan for this incredible phenomenon by following the aurora forecast on websites like Aurora-service.eu.
View photos from the film shoot
The camera crew focuses on filming the introduction.
Behind the scenes: to make sure the work is done right you need to cart an entire photo studio into the mountains.
Behind the scenes: photographer Marc Daviet in action, looking for the perfect moment.
Found it. Marc Daviet's photo.
Running at night is always a magical experience… The dark ever so slightly alters our perception of reality and the surrounding environment.
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