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Last Updated: Thursday August 05 2010 13:16 GMT

In pics: EXTREME skiing challenge!

Chris Rasman of Canada competes in the  Extreme Day of the World Heli Challlenge at Mount Aspiring National Park on August 5, 2010 in Wanaka, New Zealand

Loads of skiing fanatics reckon the World Heli Challenge is the most legendary freeriding and freeskiing event on the planet.

Luke Potts of Great Britain competes in the  Extreme Day of the World Heli Challlenge at Mount Aspiring National Park on August 5, 2010 in Wanaka, New Zealand

The competition's organisers invite the world's most extreme snowboarding and skiing elite to compete head to head in the peaks of Mount Cook National Park.

Frasor McDougall of New Zealand competes in the  Extreme Day of the World Heli Challlenge at Mount Aspiring National Park on August 5, 2010 in Wanaka, New Zealand

It started back in 1995 in New Zealand, but it stopped in 2001 and it started again in 2009.

Travis Rice of the USA competes in the  Extreme Day of the World Heli Challlenge at Mount Aspiring National Park on August 5, 2010 in Wanaka, New Zealand

You can only get to the competition in a helicopter, and it's done over 10 days to allow for perfect weather and snow conditions.

Luke Potts of Great Britain competes in the  Extreme Day of the World Heli Challlenge at Mount Aspiring National Park on August 5, 2010 in Wanaka, New Zealand

The Extreme Day, as you can see in this pic of Luke Potts from Great Britain, does what it says on the tin... it's EXTREME MAN!

Luke Potts of Great Britain competes in the  Extreme Day of the World Heli Challlenge at Mount Aspiring National Park on August 5, 2010 in Wanaka, New Zealand

And here Luke actually loses his skiis as he hurtles down a cliff face... whatever you do, don't try this at home!