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…
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.Â An epic day, to say the least – here’s a still of George about to drop into the middle section of the Ford Couloir:
More to come soon…
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…
Kim Havell – havelltravels.com
Andrew Whiteford – andrewwhiteford.net
Blue Sky Black Death – Farewell to the Former World – bsbd.bandcamp.com
Low Earth Orbit #01 :: The R&D Reel – vimeo.com/85404557
TGR just dropped their new trailer for One For the Road. I spy Phantom slow-mos, cable cams, Brain Farm-ish heli scenics, lots of time lapses on motion rigs, and a new crop of riders – Tom Wallnuts, anyone…? Will the movie actually live up to the trailer?
Yes, the Crags are my favorite spot to shoot. Hands down, no question. Nice ski patrollers shoot and throw a whole bunch of explosives in all the right spots, just so I can go out and have the best ski times of my life. And afterwards, when it goes sunny and blue? All the stashes are still fatty fat and ready to go. Here’s to many, many more sessions in the Crags, Wyoming USA.
Skier: AJ Puccia.