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Jeremy Jones Takes a Little Trip to Denali . . . To “Train” for Nepal - Higher Unplugged Episode 8

For the largest descent of his life, Jeremy Jones abandoned the iconic in search of the obscure. Rather than making a descent of Mt. Everest, he selected a nearby peak in Nepal, which he dubbed theShangri-La Spine Wall. With a summit that towered 21,400 feet above sea level, the only certainty the mountain offered was the challenge inherent in attempting to scale it. In addition to its high elevation, the Shangri-La Spine Wall afforded weather that changed rapidly and a dearth of information about its snowpack.

To train for his mission to Nepal, Jones teamed up with Conrad Anker, a climber and mountaineer who largely built his reputation around ascents in the Himalaya. Last June, Jones and Anker traveled to Alaska to summit Denali, the highest peak in North America. As Jones explains, “I went to see how I would handle the high elevation.” With a summit elevation of 20,322 feet, Denali provided Jones with a glimpse of what awaited him in Nepal. And just as he had anticipated, the trip revealed that climbing—let alone snowboarding—the Shangri-La Spine Wall would be no easy task.

From The Series: Higher Unplugged

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TGR Ski/Snowboard Training Camp #4: Foam Roller Hamstring Hell
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TGR Ski/Snowboard Training Camp #4: Foam Roller Hamstring Hell

TGR Ski/Snowboard Training Camp #4: Foam Roller Hamstring Hell

Hey skiers & snowboarders! Crystal Wright here from Wright Training here in Jackson Hole. This is the fourth installment of our 9-part TGR Ski & Snowboard Training Camp, which will get in you killer shape to crush the slopes this winter with minimal equipment and gym experience. Today we'll be focusing on the Foam Roller Hamstring Hell circuit, which utilizes the foam roller many of you might have at home to really whip your hammies into shape for the upcoming season. Put the arch of your

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TGR Ski/Snowboard Training Camp #5: The Square Drill
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TGR Ski/Snowboard Training Camp #5: The Square Drill

TGR Ski/Snowboard Training Camp #5: The Square Drill

Hey skiers & snowboarders! Crystal Wright here from Wright Training here in Jackson Hole. This is the fifth installment of our nine-part TGR Ski & Snowboard Training Camp, which will get in you killer shape to crush the slopes this winter with minimal equipment and gym experience. Today we'll be focusing on the Square Drill, a drill you might remember from middle school soccer and which trains your quickness and agility in order to improve your ability to make rapid successive movements on

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Alex Yoder Learns Lessons About Land Use While Snowboarding in Scotland
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Alex Yoder Learns Lessons About Land Use While Snowboarding in Scotland

Alex Yoder Learns Lessons About Land Use While Snowboarding in Scotland

Alex Yoder is one of those snowboarders who transcend even snowboarding itself: he’s a lot more than just that Jackson dude who rides weirdly shaped boards. As one of Patagonia’s snow ambassadors, he recently traveled to Scotland, hopped in a van with Marie-France Roy, and set out to explore the mountains. Along the way, he learns a few lessons about Scotland’s approach to universal land access and how personal accountability allows for people to responsibly enjoy the beautiful mountains in