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Embracing the Unpredictable on NZ’s Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki is one of the more dangerous mountains to climb in New Zealand. Its terrain is not exceptionally challenging, but when inclement weather rolls in, it becomes a mountain you don’t want to mess with. Unfortunately for skiers Janina Kuzma, Anna Segal and Evelina Nilsson who set out to summit and ski down Taranaki, the conditions were not in their favor. What started as a bluebird powder day quickly morphed into a socked-in blizzard and they were unable to summit. This not only put Taranaki on hold, but also their bigger goal of summiting and skiing all four skiable volcanic peaks on the North Island.

Related: Skiing New Zealand Through the Eyes of Sam Smoothy

When it comes to big expeditions like these, Mother Nature can quickly derail even the most organized plans. For this rad lady crew, an unsuccessful mission opened the door to many other incredible opportunities—just because they couldn’t stick to their original plan doesn’t mean they walked away from the trip empty-handed. The change allowed for them to explore new nooks and crannies of the island and connect with the locals, which are invaluable experiences that are often lost when all of the focus is funneled into achieving a mission.

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TGR On Location: Alaska
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TGR On Location: Alaska

TGR On Location: Alaska

Big-mountain season in Alaska is well and truly underway, and TGR has a crew taking full advantage of the region's lines and spines. They're also enjoying spending downtime finding creative ways to drink Sierra Nevadas.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Matt Herriger (@ziomoo) on Mar 25, 2019 at 1:52pm PDT For the past couple of weeks, Griffin Post, Elyse Saugstad, Angel Collinson, and Nick McNutt have been ripping around South-Central AK with Alaska

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Video: ‘The Fifty’ Team Breaks Down a Remote Backcountry Rescue
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Video: ‘The Fifty’ Team Breaks Down a Remote Backcountry Rescue

Video: ‘The Fifty’ Team Breaks Down a Remote Backcountry Rescue

Cody Townsend and Bjarne Salen's , a series in which they are attempting to climb and ski every line detailed in is both inspiring and harrowing. A major theme in each episode is risk management, as just about every line involves significant uncertainty and danger. Cody does an excellent job explaining his rationale for nearly every decision made in the course of each prospective ascent and descent, lending the series an element of realism often lacking in extreme-skiing videos. Related: The

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Throwback: Nick McNutt’s Breakthrough Co-Lab Edit
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Throwback: Nick McNutt’s Breakthrough Co-Lab Edit

Throwback: Nick McNutt’s Breakthrough Co-Lab Edit

In 2013, Nick McNutt entered TGR's Co-Lab contest as a virtually unknown skier. Filmed in the mountains around his hometown of Whistler, BC, his edit didn't win the $100,000 prize, but did jump-start his career as a professional skier. His knack for lacing up big mountain lines and effortlessly landing switch off cliffs earned him a spot in , and he's been on the roster ever since. Related: The Longest Ski Jump in History These days, Nick is still charging big lines and stomping