Last week, the first ski BASE jump off Ingram Peak, in Telluride, CO went down! I was also being chased down by aÂ speedflyer from New Zealand – Mark Simpson.
It took us 4 hours to skin up to the cliff and 1hr to scout out the edge. The snow was excellent around the exit point but quite shallow.
We tried to pack down a runway but the more we would pack it, the more rocks would poke out… So we decided to just ski it as it is and ski light to avoid catching an edge and tumbling down the face.
It wasn’t a sheer drop either so we had to “cheat” by carrying a lot of speed in order to get separation from the cliff and have enough room to open the parachute.
Plum TV was there to film the jump and we had 4 GoPro HD cameras. I had one on my ski tip which unfortunately came off right before hitting the cliff. Some lucky guy is about to find a brand new camera up Ingram peak once the snow melts…
I will be back on the roadÂ soon and will beÂ in the NW most of April to film with Justin Wiegand from Nimbus Independent on Mt Hood and then head up to Rainier forÂ a secondÂ attempt mid -April.
Then, it will be Iceland on May 4th, Norway on May 13th and Megeve (Chamonix) on May 21st for ESPN and The Ski Journal.
I also just got a new piece on the French show Adrenaline on l’Equipe TV andÂ post the internet link as soon as it comes out so get your French dictionary ready!