Corbet’s Couloir in Jackson Hole is arguably the most infamous run in North America. First visible from the aerial tram, the steep, technical couloir attracts both weekend warriors and some of the best snow sport athletes in the world. Regardless of skill level, standing at the top of Corbet’s is a humbling experience. This video from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort showcases everyone from “Bryce from Chicago” to Andrew Whiteford– either sending it, or spectacularly crashing.
T/P: Teton Gravity
A rotary snow plow is a piece of railroad snow fighting equipment. It is characterized by the large circular set of blades on its front end that rotate as a unit to cut through the snow on the track ahead of it. The precursor to the rotary snowplow was the wedge snowplow.
I’m pretty sure there are some of you out there who would whoop ass at this event right out of the gate. You know someone that could handle the driving while you hold on? Too bad the event is held in Cesis, Latvia.
Shrinking ice cap, Iceland
Pedersen Glacier melt, Alaska
Qori Kalis Glacier melt, Peru
Pedersen Glacier melt, Alaska
Ice melt, Italy / Switzerland
Ice melt, Tanzania
Petermann Glacier melt, Greenland
Ice melt, Ecuador
Pine Island Glacier calving, Antarctica
Snowboarder Jamie Barrow gets towed at 125kph by a commercial plane at Engadin Airport, near St Moritz, Switzerland.
Four people are dead following a slide on Saturday near the St Bernard monastery.
The accident happened around 1.40pm following days with no significant snowfall. The avalanche risk at the time was 2 on a scale of 5. It happened at an altitude of 2,300m in an area known as ‘The Valley of Death’.
Reports are that 5 Italian skiers out ski touring were caught in the slide. 3 died in the slide on Saturday and the fourth person died on sunday in the hospital.
The police have confirmed the dead as two women, aged 51 and 52 years old, and two men also 51 and 52 years old.
The fifth person who was buried, a 52-year-old man, is slightly injured.
A sixth man, aged 51, was not caught in the slide and alerted the rescue services.
The avalanche death toll in Switzerland this winter now stands at 25 and conditions remain unstable in many places.
40 years worth of ski race crashes set to Ode To Joy.
In March, Xavier de le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten travelled to Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, situated halfway between continental Norway and the North Pole to film the next mission, ‘Degrees North’. The idea was for Xavier and Samuel to use paramotors to access and ride incredible lines, never before ridden in the remote locations of the Atomfjiella region in Svalbard.
Second part of the movie will be filmed this winter and will see Ralph Backstrom joining the crew, to discover a new zone in Alaska.
full movie coming out fall 2015
Swatch Degrees North by The North face is a project of TimeLine Missions in co production with Red Bull Media House.