Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Jeremy Jones' No Words For The Way Down, the book, now available in the TGR Shop.
Two of the many reasons Jeremy calls Truckee, CA home: sunshine and plentiful snowfall. Toeside spraying in the Sierra Nevada backcountry. Seth Lightcap photo.
June 21, 2009
"We stand on the shoulders of the legends who came before us. They move the needle forward— they unlock the secrets and the unknowns. A few in every generation sacrifice their lives in the pursuit of progression. To many it seems senseless, but that can be the price of adventure. Watching them fall can make us all wonder why we do it. Yet to not explore, to not evolve, to not seek out precious new ground would be a disservice to those who came before us, to those who showed us the way to the wild and raw places where life can be lived in its most pure and precious form."
A painting from Jeremy's journal
This is an excerpt from Jeremy Jones' No Words For The Way Down, a book that goes deep into Jeremy's mind-set throughout the six years of filming the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy. Read excerpts from Jeremy's personal journal entries, see stunning, never before seen photographs, and access exclusive footage. Books are on sale now in the TGR Shop.
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