Launching globally on Red Bull TV on Oct. 17, the six-part series from Original Media is shot through the eyes of first responders as they scramble to save lives amid the treacherous terrain of Switzerland’s Matterhorn mountain – from a desperately injured man who fell nine stories inside a dark crevasse to a completely immobile ski racer lying hurt on the freezing slopes.
The Matterhorn’s 14,692-foot crag draws the world’s most daring winter sport athletes, as well as families and tourists who can underestimate the danger behind its beauty. The captivating cinematography of the series provides unprecedented access to the mountain’s most inhospitable domains.
“The Horn was an opportunity to make something beautiful that speaks to the human condition,” said Red Bull TV executive producer Josh Cole in a statement. “It isn’t a show just about mountain rescues, but the rescue scenes are catalysts to learn about our characters, turning a helicopter rescue show into a meditation on what it means to be human.”
Beyond the rescue specialists, the series also focuses on the pilots and medical team members who aid in the rescues.
Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, Lisa Bloch, Brian Mandle, Charlie Marquardt serve as executive producers on the project for Original Media, part of Endemol Shine North America. Rob Hill is executive producer for Punch Drunk Pictures, with Cole on board for Red Bull TV.
Check out the series’ trailer below: