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The backcountry is the imagination unleashed and you get out what you put in. There are real boundaries and limitations though; avalanches, exposure to the elements, conditions and fatigue all challenge one to grow in knowledge, patience and fitness. The joy comes in discovering these limitations, moving through fear and exploring beyond. Putting in the perspiration and inspiration leads to ELEVATION. This movie is part ski porn, part documentary and a full on propaganda piece promoting the joys and wonder of exploring on skis and split-board. What we lack in flashy graphics, hi-tech camera gear and helicopter budgets, we make up for with try-hard. Capturing wild mountains and those willing to put in the time, education, respect and energy that they demand is our pleasure. Enjoy! Holden Village, a peaceful Lutheran Retreat deep in the Cascades, hosts Michele Manning and a wayward band of skiers who discover its powdery blessings from above. The Dorais brothers, Jason and Andy, attempt speed skiing records on the Grand Teton and Mount Rainier. Andrew McLean explores true expedition life in the Ruth Gorge of Alaska. Returning to health, Noah Howell reveals the depths of his season. Jake Sakson and Paul Kimbrough clean house in their backyard range, the Tetons of Wyoming. Will Cardamone and Charlie Cannon hole up for turns in a hut deep in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. Bob Athey offers up crusty bits of wisdom gathered from decades of being bitter in the backcountry. Cindi-Lou and Zach Grant build the cabin of their dreams in the heart of the Wasatch Mtns. The Provo brothers, Neil and Ian, reign supreme in the Tordrillo Mountains proving once again that Alaska is the undisputed king of big lines and deep powder.
Finally a movie for backcountry skiers!
If you have ever gone backcountry skiing or are wanting to backcountry ski then this movie is for you. The flick is really funny and entertaining. Worth a watch.
Ok, I'm very biased since I helped make this film. However, I think it's a nice mix of backcountry adventures from all over the place and you should buy it so that we will be able to continue traveling and skiing to create another film. It's the circle of life, be part of it!
Great shots and clips of guys trekking around looking for POW. They did a good job making the movie incorporate story lines from characters they meet along the way. Nice job guys. Very entertaining.