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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.

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Real-life emergencies can happen in the dark, so be prepared to act even after the sun goes down. Max Ritter 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 Official ‘Make Believe’ Trailer on Teton Gravity Research TV
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Watch the Official ‘Make Believe’ Trailer on Teton Gravity Research TV

Watch the Official ‘Make Believe’ Trailer on Teton Gravity Research TV

Teton Gravity Research is excited to debut our latest ski and snowboard film . If you’re ready to dream about endless powder days and bluebird skies in the backcountry, head over to our new streaming service Teton Gravity Research TV to watch the full trailer. Download TGRtv Now To Watch the Trailer For Our Newest Film: Make Believe Download the Teton Gravity Research TV App today. 25 Years of Content Original TV Series, original short films, live TV stream, gear reviews and more. 

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Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent
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Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent

Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent

Exactly two years ago, on July 22, 2018, Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel made history by becoming the first person to ski off the summit of K2. We’ve seen photos and short video clips from the adventure, but we’ve had to wait until today to finally see the full film and story of the first descent. It took Bargiel over 60 hours of solo climbing to reach the summit (sans supplemental oxygen) before he clicked into his skis and linked turns the whole way down. The feat put him on the map

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VIDEO: Hotlaps at Mt. Hood with Skiing’s Finest
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VIDEO: Hotlaps at Mt. Hood with Skiing’s Finest

VIDEO: Hotlaps at Mt. Hood with Skiing’s Finest

After a few months of severely limited skiing opportunities, it's no surprise that professional American freeskiers descended en masse on Mt. Hood's newly-reopened terrain park during July. The star-studded list of attendees included (but was not limited to) Torin Yater-Wallace, Quinn Wolferman, Tom Wallisch, Colby Stevenson, Birk Irving, Trevor Kennison, Cody Wilder Ray, and Cody LaPlante. RELATED: Rail God Dan Hanka Shreds Zermatt Holding a GoPro and skiing very, very close behind them was