Cody Townsend wasn't planning on looking at Alaska this season, but when some photos came in from Kevin Quinn at Point Norths Heli, he decided to pull the trigger. With conditions seeming to line up, the crew headed to one of the most iconic ski lines in Alaska, the Sphinx, to attempt to climb and ski its legendary steeps.
"They're massive beautiful Alaskan heli lines, but we want to climb them."" Townsend explains. ""These lines are no gimmies."
Watch Cody, filmmaker Bjarne Salén, and photographer Ming Poon attack the the burly climb, to see what they can find on top of the world. And stay tuned as Cody continues his mission to climb and ski all 50 of the lines documented in the book, “Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America."