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(IN) Spire - Bird Completes a First Descent Down Liberty Bell Mountain’s North Face

Witness an historic first descent between some of the most iconic spires in North America. Bird fulfills a dream to complete a pure ski descent of a long sought after dream and lays turns down Liberty Bell Mountain massif's north face.

Its easy to see why he named it (IN)-spire, as this jewel of a run is literally hanging between the spires.

Hold on and take a ride with me. You might wish that i had brought my wing.  Maybe next season eh?  hehe.

Full wingspan

-Michael Bird Shaffer 

Well, it was such a crazy attempt and this shows how careful we should be while skiing. This also proves that these big-time skiers also do make some grave mistakes and they too suffer a big time.
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