Kai Jones, Tim Durtschi, and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa Discuss Mentorship and Backcountry Security

Three of the largest skiers with TGR talk about mentorship and avalanche security as they enterprise into the backcountry on a tour that will get minimize quick.

Once we’re watching athletes like Kai Jones, Tim Durtschi, and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa ship it in Teton Gravity Analysis (TGR) ski films, it’s straightforward to miss how a lot planning, security, and mentorship go into each shot.

Not solely does TGR have a group of individuals planning each journey meticulously round avalanche hazard, however the TGR athletes are additionally consistently occupied with it themselves. In any case, they’re those risking every part.

This can be a massive a part of why these TGR athletes mentor each other. It’s not an official factor, however one which occurs naturally as they spend time collectively. They study from each other, they watch one another, they usually change data on each run they take collectively. It shapes their careers.

And it additionally helps them maintain one another secure.

Generally which means skipping out on the powder. On this quick video, Jones, Durtschi, and Cattabriga-Alosa take a tour on a really snowy day. They’d hoped to make some huge runs and get some rad footy for TGR. However once they dug a snow pit and began testing the layers, the plans modified. It was too harmful, all of them agreed, and turned again, headed for the automobile.

“Generally that’s the best way the cookie crumbles,” stated Jones as they returned to the parking zone.

For extra from the TGR security week, take a look at the manufacturing firm’s YouTube channel.

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Will Brendza

By Will Brendza

Will Brendza is a author, journalist, {and professional} misfit primarily based out of Boulder, Colorado. Will grew up on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, reenacting “Survivorman” episodes and learning books like “Hatchet,” “The Monkey Wrench Gang” and “Into the Wild”. He is written on matters starting from hashish to native information, the setting and, in fact, out of doors gear and journey. If he is not banging tales out on his laptop, you’ll in all probability discover Will snowboarding or mountain biking (relying on the season)—or consuming beer at some distant craft brewery.

Subjects: Snowboarding, Winter

Tags: avalanche, winter, snowboarding, Kai Jones, snow, teton gravity analysis, snowboarding movies, Tim Durtschi, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa