There’s never really anything good about having to get rescued, especially when you’re in the high alpine and suffer a knee injury. However, when skiing in the mountains around Chamonix, you can count on the fact that your rescuers are among the most badass in the world and will stop at nothing to come save your a**.
That was clearly evident this past week when a skier dislocated his knee and required a heli evac. The rescue crew arrived almost immediately and managed to pluck him off the steep slope like an olive off a plate of hor d’oeuvres. Super smooth, super easy, but REALLY sketchy. I mean, look how close those rotors are to the slope.
2019 was a wild year in the adventure world, with everything from first descents and ascents of the planet’s wildest peaks, to stories of incredible rescue missions in impossibly harsh environments. Each year, National Geographic selects of Adventurers of the Year, people who have accomplished things so out of the ordinary that they deserve higher recognition. Among those who have won this award in the past are Jeremy Jones, Alex Honnold, Kilian Jornet, and Hilaree Nelson, to name a few.
It’s been a bit since we’ve seen anyone channel their inner Erik Roner and point it straight off one of the biggest and proudest cliffs in Jackson – the massive air looker’s left of Cody Peak’s Central Couloir. With all-time snow coverage and a healthy dose of blue sky, @tmeador_ski hucked it off Cody this weekend, pulling his chute above a small crowd of gaping onlookers. RELATED: Julian Carr Explains his Cliff Hucking Process That wasn’t the only hairball
Big Bear Mountain Resort Morning Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport and head straight for San Bernardino National Forest, home of Big Bear Mountain Resort. Consisting of twin properties—Bear Mountain and Snow Summit—Big Bear is the place where Southern California goes to ski and ride. Head to the top of Bear Peak and start your day on Geronimo, the highest lift served run in Southern California at 8,805 feet. To really get your legs burning, test your skills at the canyons: