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Feb 14

Low Earth Orbit #02 :: Hiking Cody Peak

Low Earth Orbit #02 :: Hiking Cody Peak from Tristan Greszko on Vimeo.

Dominating the skyline from the top of the tram, it’s a mountain that endures relentless winter storms as the gate keeper of Jackson Hole’s wild, adventurous backyard. Jagged limestone barriers guard the approach, pocked with fossilized remnants of past lives on the bottom of an ancient sea floor. The steep, snowy slopes above perpetually loom in the dark corners of the mind, demanding respect but always calling out with the most alluring of siren songs. On a map of the Tetons it’s just Point 10,799, but to any Jackson skier, it’s Cody Peak…

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Skiers:
Kim Havell – havelltravels.com
Andrew Whiteford – andrewwhiteford.net

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Music:
Blue Sky Black Death – Farewell to the Former World – bsbd.bandcamp.com

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Low Earth Orbit #01 :: The R&D Reel – vimeo.com/85404557


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Feb 14

Low Earth Orbit #01 :: The R&D Reel

Low Earth Orbit #01 :: The R&D Reel from Tristan Greszko on Vimeo.

This fall, I set out on a road trip across the West – of no set length or itinerary – to test a new, smaller helicopter/camera setup. The original dream for Tiny Jackson (vimeo.com/21864555) was to shoot the whole thing from a helicopter, but in the real world that’d just be impractical and stupidly wasteful. So for two years now, I’ve been experimenting with different combinations of gear to find something that fits my needs – a small, light setup that will operate in any location, at any altitude, at a moment’s notice. Episode 01 is a collection of testing process highlights – some from this summer, some from 5 weeks on the road this fall, and some from the mountains so far this winter…


18
Feb 14

Scot Schmidt :: Baldface Lodge

A quick GoPro vid of the man, the myth, the skiing legend Scot Schmidt at Baldface Lodge in Nelson, British Columbia.

Scot Schmidt :: Baldface Lodge from Tristan Greszko on Vimeo.


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Feb 14

City of Rocks

City of Rocks from Tristan Greszko on Vimeo.

The City.

Massive granite domes and spires, some 2.5 billion years old and 600 feet high, rise out of the rolling sagebrush hills like a miniature Yosemite. Ant-like climbers cling to the folded walls and pinnacles, tiny astronauts surveying an alien landscape, while ravens circle high above and cast long shadows on cows mooing happily far below. Breezy summer afternoons are interrupted by massive storms billowing up off the Nevada desert to the southwest, turning the skies black with torrents of rain and sheets of lightning that threaten to send the entire landscape back to the bottom of the ocean. It’s a place of palpable history and nostalgia – one emigrant, headed west on the California Trail in the 1840s, likened the spectacle of rock to “water thrown up into the air from numerous artificial hydrants.”

The City of Rocks remains a place of wonder, tucked away in a remote pocket of the West, enchanting the minds of those who pass with its silent granite sirens, towering and ancient and beautiful.

Music :: XXYYXX – About You – xxyyxx.bandcamp.com