In the winter of 2019, Jackson Hole's Bryan Iguchi teamed up with fellow snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Travis Rice to explore an untamed part of Wyoming on a 10-day human powered expedition. The trip turned into an unparalleled moment of bonding between the three old friends, and enabled them to celebrate a special flavor of snowboarding that united their vastly different careers.
The trio trekked deep into the Teton Wilderness in search of groundbreaking first descents in the most remote region of the lower 48. This arduous journey through this winter landscape not only yields world-class riding but allows these three to reflect on their shared past and love of snowboarding in one of America's last wild places. Check out some of our favorite moments from the film below.
The Teton Wilderness is one of the largest tracts of protected land and often considered the most remote area in the lower 48. Home to stunning mountain scenery, massive amounts of snow and the home of the Yellowstone Grizzly, the hand of man has left this treasure trove largely untouched.
Bryan Iguchi, Jeremy Jones, and Travis Rice have each followed their own unique journey to become three of the most influential people in the action sports industry. They have changed the way we interact with the mountains and continually re-define what's possible.
Jeremy Jones is no stranger to foot-powered snowboard missions—he practically pioneered them. But he knew navigating the Teton Wilderness Thoroughfare wasn’t going to be a cakewalk. It was a completely new zone with a whole set of nuances and intricacies that needed to be deciphered.
Travis Rice is a complex dude. On one hand, he's one of the best snowboarders of all time. On the other, he's a deep thinker who tends to gravitate towards projects that have a strong message and story, such as his recent trip to South America to hit a jump during a total solar eclipse.
It started as a dinner conversation between two friends.The Fourth Phase had just wrapped and to celebrate, director Jon Klaczkiewicz joined Bryan Iguchi and his family for dinner. Instead of kicking their feet up and relaxing, they grappled with the inevitable question of “what’s next?"
It seems like all that quarantine stay-at-home training got a select crew of Chamoniards into the best shape of their lives. With normal ski season long gone, the likes of Leo Slemett, Pica Herry, Vivian Bruchez, and countless other local guides and athletes are still getting after it in the Mont Blanc massif. That means massive slogs from the valley floor into zones like the famous Argentiere Basin, Tof Henry taking up the art of speedflying, or finding new first descents on Mont Blanc
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Snowboarding film director Tanner Pendelton came out as gay in an interview with Torment Magazine, making him part of a small but growing group of LGBTQ+ athletes in the snowsports world. Pendelton has been a fixture on the snowboarding scene for years, and his raw snowboarding and filmmaking style featured in flicks like , and and brand work for companies like Vans have put a stamp on the sport as we know it. Tanner came out as gay to his close friend Java Fernandez in the Torment interview,