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Safety Week: Rescue Drills

The video above is an example of a rescue scenario drill performed during TGR’s International Pro Rider Workshop. Every real life situation and accident has different variables that only through training you will be able to cope with. As Exum guide Don Sharaf explains, it was only his repetition and practice that allowed him to overcome an accident that involved a close friend.

A crew of TGR athletes practices administering first aid in the backcountry during IPRW 2017. Jon Klaczkiewicz photo.

If you haven’t picked it up yet, the only way to learn how to properly respond in a rescue situation is practice. Practice assessing the scene, beacon searches, probing, and shoveling. Take a WFA or WFR, have the local search and rescue telephone number, carry a first aid kit and know how to use, and understand the steps it would take to rescue someone from avalanche terrain.

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Watch The Full Freeride World Tour Comp from Hakuba
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Watch The Full Freeride World Tour Comp from Hakuba

Watch The Full Freeride World Tour Comp from Hakuba

The wait is over! The 2019 Freeride World Tour kicks off in Hakuba, Japan today, with plenty of snow and good weather for riders. With several riders out for this competition with injuries, Canadian freeski legend Kye Petersen has entered as a wildcard. Petersen was named 2017 Skier of the Year by Freeskier Magazine, and is known for mind-bending film parts over the last decade. He debuted on the FWT in 2012 with a win in Revelstoke. He will join Tanner Hall and Travis Rice as wild cards in

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Cowboy: Clayton Vila’s Crested Butte Director’s Cut
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Cowboy: Clayton Vila’s Crested Butte Director’s Cut

Cowboy: Clayton Vila’s Crested Butte Director’s Cut

For director Clayton Vila, the relationship with Teton Gravity Research has always been a collaborative experience. Unique within action sports filmmaking, Clayton often creates two different cuts from the same TGR segment. One seamlessly aligns with TGR’s snow film, and in his director’s cut, Vila has complete artistic freedom. In fact, before he even stepped behind the lens for Crested Butte segment, Vila was given considerable creative control. The prompt was pretty open-ended with

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Video: Cody Townsend to Send the 50 Classic Ski Descents
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Video: Cody Townsend to Send the 50 Classic Ski Descents

Video: Cody Townsend to Send the 50 Classic Ski Descents

He might be one of the goofiest skiers in the industry, but Cody Townsend has some serious big mountain chops. Over the years, he has ticked off some seriously gnarly descents all over the globe, but this time, he wants to show off some of his favorite lines closer to home. If you haven’t seen the book on a coffee table somewhere, you’re probably not hanging out with the right crowd. Townsend plans to tick off all 50 of the descents (he’s already done a few, like Denali’s Messner Couloir in