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This Video From Chamonix’s Glaciers Is A Reminder That Climate Change Sucks

If there’s one place in the world that serves as a stark example of the devastating effects of changing climate, it’s Chamonix’s Mer De Glace. The massive glacier running from the flanks of Mont Blanc once reached the outskirts of the town of Chamonix. Today, the foot of the glacier is thousands of feet above the valley floor, and is continuing to melt at an unprecedented pace. For anyone who has ever been lucky enough to climb or ski in those mountains, you’ll remember the markers put in place on the ascent out of the glacier, standing like gravestones reminding us of the past. It's not just inconvenient that the climb gets longer and harder every year, the melting ice is literally causing these mountains to crumble.

Luc Hardy’s short film clearly shows these effects, and his reminder echoes deeply:

In 1985 a gondola was built to access the glacier. Unfortunately, like many others, this glacier is shrinking. Each year, steps must be added to walk down to it. Here we are at the level of the glacier when I was skiing down the Vallée Blanche before the installation of the gondola. A few more years and there will be no ice left in this part of the valley.

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A$AP Ferg’s Crew & Burton Snowboard Legends Take on Aspen
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A$AP Ferg’s Crew & Burton Snowboard Legends Take on Aspen

A$AP Ferg’s Crew & Burton Snowboard Legends Take on Aspen

Then drop them on the slopes in Aspen? Nothing short of mellow shredding, insane fun, teaching moments and an overload of talent across the board.  This little BTS of the day from Burton is guaranteed to make you smile with a stacked squad of Mark McMorris, A$AP, Selema, Luke Winkelmann, Jake Canter, Zeb Powell… (Does it get any cooler? Can we hang with this bunch?) Also, Zeb doesn’t look too bad in a TGR mask if we do say so ourselves! Let the good times roll and watch it

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​VIDEO: Jeremy Jones + Todd Jones Chat Conservation and The Outdoor Industry
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​VIDEO: Jeremy Jones + Todd Jones Chat Conservation and The Outdoor Industry

​VIDEO: Jeremy Jones + Todd Jones Chat Conservation and The Outdoor Industry

For Jeremy Jones, the intersection between snowboarding and climate activism has literally become a way of life. In the latest episode of See Change Sessions (a series exploring sustainability in the outdoor industry), Jeremy grabs a Sierra Nevada and chats with his brother Todd Jones, co-founder of Teton Gravity Research about taking lessons he’s learned in the mountains back into his professional life. As founder of Jones Snowboards and Protect Our Winters, he’s got his work cut out for

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​VIDEO: Chris Burkard and Mylo Fowler Explore Connection to Native Lands
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​VIDEO: Chris Burkard and Mylo Fowler Explore Connection to Native Lands

​VIDEO: Chris Burkard and Mylo Fowler Explore Connection to Native Lands

If you’ve ever wondered what it means to live as a Native American in the Southwest, give this short film from Chris Burkard and Navajo photographer Mylo Fowler a watch. It explores not only tribal culture and connection to their lands, but dives into the realities and struggles of everyday life on the Navajo Reservation. Fowler has used his voice as photographer and activist to help bring water and energy supplies to households in need and spread his vision of taking care of the land we all