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Pushing Wall Street Stocks to Hawking Jackson Hole Booze

Editor's Note: In “Westward,” a new video series from KGB Productions debuting exclusively on Tetongravity.com, viewers get a glimpse into the worlds of four distinct mountain characters who’ve made lives for themselves in the West and found the perfect balance between work, life, and play. Check out the second installment of our exclusive series below.

Dan Durkin was living the American Dream; a job with the State Department in Washington DC, followed by business school and a lucrative finance job on Wall Street. But to him, it never felt right and he was haunted by memories of snowcapped mountains, from his college years in Colorado. 

RELATED: The Motivation to Move Westward: Ep. 1 Rob La Pier

Then, on a whim he signed up for a Doug Coombs ski camp in La Grave and after spending time with someone who embodied the idea of living life to its fullest, he returned to the city with a clear path: he gave his notice at work, packed up his apartment and a month later had arrived in Jackson, WY.

Great job guys.

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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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VIDEO: Crazy Geology and Epic Whitewater on Chile’s Rio Claro
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VIDEO: Crazy Geology and Epic Whitewater on Chile’s Rio Claro

VIDEO: Crazy Geology and Epic Whitewater on Chile’s Rio Claro

Dane Jackson has traveled around the world in search of whitewater to kayak, so when he says that a section of river is "about as narrow, committing, and epic as it ever gets," we'll take him at his word. Based on this video, we're hard-pressed to come up with a section of river that exists in the same league as the Rio Claro, much less eclipses it. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 The virtually impassible walls, waterfalls, and tight chutes present on this river make whitewater

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VIDEO: Nathaniel Coleman’s First Ascent of The Grand Illusion (V16)
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VIDEO: Nathaniel Coleman’s First Ascent of The Grand Illusion (V16)

VIDEO: Nathaniel Coleman’s First Ascent of The Grand Illusion (V16)

Nathaniel Coleman and Drew Ruana are two of the best young rock climbers in the world, but even the world's best struggle on a boulder problem like The Grand Illusion, a V16-rated problem in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 However, boulderers of Coleman and Ruana's caliber are used to bashing their fingers and toes against a problem dozens of times before finally sending it, so they stuck with it. Late one night, at about 2 a.m., Coleman finally made