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Skiing on Dirt Spines in Iran? It’s As Sketchy As It Sounds

Austrian skier Fabian Lentsch and his friends have been traveling around the Balkans and Eastern Europe for the past few months courtesy of Red Bull in a converted fire truck turned into a badass adventuremobile. Lately they've been rolling around the Persian Gulf, and found a stack of perfect spines on the island of Qeshm in Iran. Well, perfect if you ignore the fact that there's not a slick of snow on any of them to ski.

Of course, young knees encourage trying to ski them anyways – on dirt – and ski them these guys do. A bit more extreme than Colorado's famous sand dunes riding, but these guys still survive it. Would you drop these spines?

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Check Out Some Gnarly Late-Season Skiing From Chamonix
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Check Out Some Gnarly Late-Season Skiing From Chamonix

Check Out Some Gnarly Late-Season Skiing From Chamonix

At this point, it’s a fair bet that we’ve all hung up our skis for the summer and have transitioned to more appropriate sports like climbing, mountain biking, or running rivers like there’s no tomorrow. Of course, in France, things always tend to be a little different – and the whole “hanging up your skis” thing is no exception. Leave it to FWT champion Leo Slemett to continue pushing the limits even in mid-summer. Although, let’s be real here – skiing pow on the infamous Mallory route on the

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Check Out Nat Geo’s 360 Video of An Everest Expedition
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Check Out Nat Geo’s 360 Video of An Everest Expedition

Check Out Nat Geo’s 360 Video of An Everest Expedition

“Everesting” seems to have been quite the trend lately, that is if you are an endurance athlete willing to push the boundaries of your legs and lungs. Well, for those of us who aren’t quite that strong, or who prefer a good couch sesh over a good sufferfest, Nat Geo has just the thing for you. Nat Geo recently undertook an expedition to the top of the world, not just to climb Everest, but to research climate change at high elevations as part of their Perpetual Planet initiative. Along the

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VIDEO: Watch Finn Bilous’ Season Edit ‘Growing Pains’
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VIDEO: Watch Finn Bilous’ Season Edit ‘Growing Pains’

VIDEO: Watch Finn Bilous’ Season Edit ‘Growing Pains’

Finn Bilous and his brother Hank aren't household names in the world of freeskiing quite yet, but they're well on their way. Finn placed second in the 2019 SLVSH Cup Grandvalira, and has been putting down solid runs at freestyle comps around the world. Hank is more of a freerider, and ended up fifth overall in the unfortunately abbreviated Freeride World Tour 2020. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 It's clear from this edit that Finn is comfortable in both the park and backcountry,