09
Apr 14

The North Face: Train Smarter – Ski Mountaineering Ep. 3

I had the pleasure of climbing and skiing the Grand Teton on March 25, 2014 with George Hein and Zahan Billimoria, shooting George’s ski mountaineering story for The North Face. The adventure of a lifetime, this trip up the iconic mountain once again marks a milestone in my career as a skier, climber and photographer. It’s also my second time up there with Zahan, a true wild man, who took me up the Grand on my first trip to the summit back in August 2010…


02
Apr 14

Skiing the Grand

A week ago I climbed and skied the Grand Teton with George Hein and Zahan Billimoria as the on-slope videographer for the final episode of The North Face Mountain Athletics ski mountaineering series.  An epic day, to say the least – here’s a still of George about to drop into the middle section of the Ford Couloir:

Ford Couloir, Grand Teton

More to come soon…


18
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


18
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.


08
Mar 13

Gothic Couloir

I’ve been digging through my archives lately, it’s pretty great to come across stuff like this that I’ve kinda forgotten about. Here’s a re-edit of a frame from Tiny JH – Hunter Wood dropping Gothic Couloir in the Jackson backcountry:

And why not, an animated gif too, yeah!


04
Mar 13

Andrew Whiteford Backflip

Not sure anyone’s ever seen these frames – Andrew Whiteford backflipping Fat Bastard in 2011:

I’ve also recently started a Tumblr site to keep all this random stuff in one easily accessible spot, check it out here. Here’s one more from the Tram crow’s nest over Thunder:


23
Jan 13

Mosaic Magazine Photo Essay

This fall, Snow King Resort was purchased by a company called Benchmark Hospitality International, which is unremarkable in my everyday life, except that they also publish Mosaic Magazine, an annual in-room publication for a selection of Benchmark’s resorts nationwide. The premiere issue of Mosaic features my images in a 14-page photo essay about shooting in the Yellowstone-Teton region. I’m somewhat misquoted on more than one occasion, but that’s ok since the photos look great in their sparse, minimal layout:

   

Here’s the online version too.


14
Jan 13

TGR Interview :: Through The Lens

Kim Havell recently interviewed me for the first edition of Teton Gravity Research’s “Through The Lens” series on action sports and adventure photographers. It features some of my favorite shots from the past few years, a bit on where I’ve come from, and what’s next – check it out here!


04
Jan 13

Behind the Scenes :: Sherpas

Here’s a great short on the making of the wonderful JP Auclair Street Segment from All.I.Can.

The Creative Seggy: Behind the Scenes of the “JP Auclair Street Segment” from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.

And here’s the segment, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so:

JP Auclair Street Segment (from All.I.Can.) from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.