Backcountry.com Athletes Ian and Neil Provo head to Alaska for their Steelhead and Spines adventure: riding spines and fishing some of the best steelhead runs in the world. These guys are talented filmmakers and their trip looks unreal. Camping after getting dropped by plane. No plans, guides, or itineraries: a solid adventure.
Mission Antarctic, starring Xavier de Le Rue and Backcountry.com Athlete Renan Ozturk is underway. Xavier was in Antarctica four years ago as part of a Swatch expedition, and this time he’s bringing Renan (who only had three days of downtime following his Oman expedition) for some video/art input. The crew sailed across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, where they’ll spend about three weeks skiing, filming, and bobbing in the Southern Ocean on their little sailboat.
Nineteen days on eight days of food, and the climb ended 100 meters from the summit. Three years later they were ready to return to Meru. This is the trailer for their upcoming film, and based on their work in the past on short videos, you know this is going to be amazing.
Backcountry.com Athlete Erik Roner heads to Valdez in the latest episode of Roner Vision. He bags some great lines and skis where no one’s ever been before (except, he aptly points out, the cameraman who’s filming him). Then he takes a terrible fall and ends up in the hospital with a broken femur, but you’ll find that the guy’s spirit is incredible. Get well soon, Erik!
Backcountry.com Athlete Erik Roner made his way to Haines, Alaska to shoot for a Teton Gravity Research film with Seth Morison. See some sweet pow, learn a bit about defecating on a glacier, and perhaps you’ll even be a little bit entertained.
Backcountry.com Athlete Erik Roner has released another of his Roner Vision videos, and this one actually has skiing in it. Shot before the latest storm engulfed Utah, this one has Roner chasing Old Man Winter to Whistler before some low coverage days in Tahoe to Sun Valley, and finally what appears to be a fantasy [ more... ]
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