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What Ian McIntosh Was Thinking When He Fell 1,600 Feet

Ian McIntoh's 1,600-foot fall down a shaded Alaskan spine went viral this fall, landing our favorite bearded Canadian on prime time national TV. Mac managed to get out of this one unscathed, and although he's had far worse bails in his professional career, this one nonetheless earned him international fame.

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Naturally, he was picked to Defend His Line in front of the rest of the TGR athletes at this year's International Pro Riders' Workshop, and as Mac tells it, the unique characteristics of getting this one particular line on film–that it only got 15 minutes of sun all day, and that at the exact moment the helis were supposed to be lifting off from base camp–made for a complicated approach that ultimately resulted in a slipped turn and a massive tumble. 

From The Series: TGR Safety Week

Coors light?  Really????

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These Austrian Freeriders Reinvent the Ski Edit
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These Austrian Freeriders Reinvent the Ski Edit

These Austrian Freeriders Reinvent the Ski Edit

Sometimes all it takes is a little imagination. When three Austrian freeriders tested out their new tent, some pretty weird stuff happened. Not really sure where the football game came from, but the lines they climb and ski are nothing short of breathtaking. Check out that slot couloir at the 5:50 mark, as well as literally everything else that follows. Stoked to see some more edits from these guys in the future!

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Learning to Accept Risk on Alaskan Spines: ‘Kodak Courage’ Part 2
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Learning to Accept Risk on Alaskan Spines: ‘Kodak Courage’ Part 2

Learning to Accept Risk on Alaskan Spines: ‘Kodak Courage’ Part 2

In the second episode of Sam Giffin's new film "Kodak Courage"–presented by Hand Crank Films–Sam gets over his reluctance to get back into ski filming and joins his brother Zack Giffin on a trip out to Haines, Alaska to shoot some classic spine skiing. Along the way, Sam explains how–while the shots may look incredible–skiing for film ultimately dilutes the true joy of skiing, and can lead to situations where safety is compromised.

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Sammy Carlson Takes His Talents To The Quiksilver Global Team
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Sammy Carlson Takes His Talents To The Quiksilver Global Team

Sammy Carlson Takes His Talents To The Quiksilver Global Team

Sammy Carlson first gained international acclaim for his success early in his career, winning an X Games Slopestyle Gold Medal and then shocking the world by stomping a switch triple rodeo 1260 in 2010. Since then he's taken his inimitable style and deep bag of tricks to the backcountry and has changed the face of the sport.  In his latest career move, the 29-year-old Oregon native becomes the lone skier on the Quiksilver Global Snow Team, joining legends Travis Rice, Bryan Fox and Mat