Con­fined Spa­niard stays safe by ski­ing in his liv­ing room

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When Philipp Klein Her­rero had to can­cel a ski­ing hol­i­day be­cause of the coro­n­avirus pan­demic he recre­ated the win­ter sport ex­pe­ri­ence in con­fine­ment in his Barcelona flat. The video has gone viral. “I had a spark of cre­ativ­ity,” the 28-year-old video maker and ama­teur skier told AFP. The re­sult was a 57-sec­ond video called “Freeride at home” shot from a cam­era at­tached to the ceil­ing which has been viewed sev­eral hun­dred thou­sands times on YouTube and other platforms.

“The day Spain de­creed a lock­down for the whole coun­try, I had a bus ticket to go to La Grave, France, for a week’s ski­ing with my fam­ily. It was the freeride trip I had saved up for all year, ev­ery­thing was planned,” said Klein Her­rero, an en­gi­neer at Span­ish car-maker SEAT, told AFP. “I could have got on that bus, but when I saw that the sit­u­a­tion was get­ting cra­zier by the minute, I de­cided that it was a bit im­moral to go ski­ing while peo­ple were dy­ing in Spain,” he added. The to­tal num­ber of deaths from the coro­n­avirus in Spain has passed 11,700. “The lock­down had me think­ing about ski­ing the whole time, so I started to think how I could ski with­out leav­ing my liv­ing room,” he wrote when he posted the video.

In the video, edited in stop-mo­tion, Klein Her­rero wakes on the floor in a sleep­ing bag in full gear. Shot from above to make it seem that he is stand­ing when he is, in fact, ly­ing on the floor, he climbs a show-capped peak made of white sheets and then skis down. He fin­ishes with a crash. As his hel­meted dis­ap­pears into the sheets, the mes­sage: “Stay safe, stay at home,” ap­pears. —AFP

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