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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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Travis Rice Just Dropped a Spectacular Teaser for His New Film
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Travis Rice Just Dropped a Spectacular Teaser for His New Film

Travis Rice Just Dropped a Spectacular Teaser for His New Film

It's snowing in Wyoming, so that means it's time to salivate over this new teaser for Travis Rice's film with Quiksilver titled, . Travis spent the past year riding the bounties of interior British Columbia with Bryan Fox, Robin Van Gyn, and Austen Sweetin and the results look pretty spectacular. Although we only get a small tease of riding in the videos that last spine wall looks insane. Can't wait to see the whole project drop. 

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Leg Blasters–TGR Ski/SB Training Camp #1
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Leg Blasters–TGR Ski/SB Training Camp #1

Leg Blasters–TGR Ski/SB Training Camp #1

Hey skiers & snowboarders! Crystal Wright here from Wright Training here in Jackson Hole. This is the first 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 Leg Blasters–a great, simple circuit that will gain you a ton of eccentric strength. Here's how to do it: Start with 4 round of mini Leg blasters, which are: 10 squats 10 alternating lunges

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This Video is From Yesterday in Alaska
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This Video is From Yesterday in Alaska

This Video is From Yesterday in Alaska

Holy Shit... this video is from yesterday, not February, not March, YESTERDAY. Can it be winter yet?  Check out Silverton Mountain Guides