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Video: Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens’ Himalayan Sufferfest

Halfway through an expedition to summit a 6952-meter Himalayan peak, Cody Townsend had a moment. Suffering through the climb, he questioned his motives, realizing that yes, he did in fact want to be there. The reward of skiing off a virgin peak on the other side of the planet was exactly what he wanted to be doing. While him and fellow Salomon teammate Chris Rubens ultimately failed in their summit objective, they learned a handful of important lessons along the way.

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Follow Townsend and Ruben’s adventures in the latest episode of Salomon TV, and realize that while we may not all be climbing the world’s tallest mountains, we can certainly relate to the lessons they learn in the field. 

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Skier Falls Over 200-foot Cliff on Tahoe’s Mount Tallac
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Skier Falls Over 200-foot Cliff on Tahoe’s Mount Tallac

Skier Falls Over 200-foot Cliff on Tahoe’s Mount Tallac

A backcountry skier survived a massive fall in the Tahoe backcountry on Sunday, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. The man was skiing with friends the North side of Mount Tallac, just west of Heavenly Mountain Resort, when he reportedly fell 200-300 feet over rocks, sustaining major injuries. RELATED: High Winds Created Gondola Traffic Jam in Austria His friends called 911, and the victim was airlifted by a California Highway Patrol helicopter before being transported by CALSTAR to a

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Jeremie Heitz and Daron Rahlves Face Off In Gnarliest Ski Race Ever
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Jeremie Heitz and Daron Rahlves Face Off In Gnarliest Ski Race Ever

Jeremie Heitz and Daron Rahlves Face Off In Gnarliest Ski Race Ever

Remember a few seasons ago when Swiss freeskier Jeremie Heitz melted the internet with videos of him arcing GS turns down the biggest and baddest faces of the Alps? Like, faces that even the most skilled big mountain skiers would likely hop turn down? He even made a full film about it that went quietly under the radar called Well, Heitz and Daron Rahlves just managed to one-up even that with something so bold that even legendary freeskier and mountain guide Sam Anthamatten was jealous (he

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Video: Owen Leeper’s Jackson Hole Season Edit
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Video: Owen Leeper’s Jackson Hole Season Edit

Video: Owen Leeper’s Jackson Hole Season Edit

Owen Leeper, one of Jackson Hole's most iconic athletes, just dropped his edit from the 2017/2018 season.  In classic form, Owen visits spots in and around JHMR as well as over the pass at Grand Targhee.  Whether you like big drops, tight couloirs, or chest-deep powder, this edit has something for you.   RELATED: Chasing the Soul of Spring Skiing With Owen Leeper and Friends