High Altitude
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Background information
Directed by Lucy Cutler
Chris Grubb
Presenters Ed Leigh
Graham Bell
Genre Mountain adventure
Length 30 minutes
First broadcast 8 March 2009
Channel BBC Two
Editing by Charlie Cope
Chris Groom
Producer Gabrielle Cook
featuring Simon Le Bon

High Altitude: Series 1, Episode 7 is a British mountain adventure show broadcast by BBC Two on 8 March 2009, which featured Simon Le Bon.

About the showEdit

Presented by Ed Leigh and British Olympic skier Graham Bell, the show featured celebrity ski fans undertaking challenges including bob skeleton, cross-country skiing and speed skiing. The challenges tested their mental and physical strengths against nature on the mountains.

For this 30 minute episode, Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon and his brother Johnny (both former crew members of Drum) were invited to a frozen lake in Sweden in a quest for sailing supremacy - on ice. On catamaran-shaped boats, they flew across the ice at speeds of up to 100kph in an exhilarating and potentially very dangerous competition. Presenters Leigh and Bell then set the challenge of accessing the highest mountain peaks using only natural means, such as animals and wind, instead of cable cars and helicopters.

The episode was later repeated on Wednesday 13 May 2009 at 00:15am on BBC Two.