Whew, what a day! Just got back to the house here in Telluride after a long day, started skinning by 8 am and made it to the top of our run, 3000 vertical feet later, at noon. Then we skied some steep but fun colouirs with surprisingly good snow and hopefully we got some good shots.
So what am I doing, you might ask? Well, about a week ago Oakley asked me to come to Telluride to shoot a short movie and a story for Freeskier, together with Seth Morrison and Nate Wallace. No way I was turning this opportunity down, even if it means getting into some gnarly terrain that I obviously not have that much experience of. I’m seeing it as a great chance to learn from the best, figure out my mountaineering skills, and evolve as a skier. First thing I realized today was that I was definitely not in the shape I thought I was in, after spending 2 weeks at sea level in Sweden, doing a 4 hour skin right off the bat was seriously heavy, but I made it up and still had some energy to ski back to the truck. Going to sleep very well tonight though…
Enough talking, here’s a couple images Seth and Greg snapped today:
Alright, time to rehydrate, eat a ton of calories then sleep for a solid ten hours, before we’re doing something similar tomorrow!