MEET DISCRETE HEADWEAR

Discrete is a core label of the ski and snowboard world and was created by skier extraordinaire Julian Carr.

Julian and I share a common passion for sending it of big cliffs and flying through the air.

I feel honored that I have what it takes to be part of this elite group of athletes and highly encourage you to check out the current collection and get a piece for yourself.

Discrete Headwear: www.discreteheadwear.com

ESPN INTERVIEW BY CODY TOWNSEND ON THE GOPRO: “AVALANCHE CLIFF JUMP” VIDEO

I recently met MSP star Cody Townsend in the Alps right after the Matterhorn and Aiguille Croche ski BASE jumps.

We got to ski for a day in Val d’Isere together with Fabien Maierhofer, Victor Galuchot and Cedric Pugin.

Those guys are all amazing skiers and super fun to hang out with. Cody also writes articles for ESPN and I had the opportunity to answer some of his questions for ESPN Freeskiing about the latest GoPro video.

Many of you had questions about the video, well now is your opportunity to satisfy your curiosity!

Thanks for reading!

ESPN Freeskiing:

http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/blog/_/post/6444793/getting-know-avalanche-cliff-jump-guy

GOPRO AVALANCHE CLIFF JUMP VIDEO

Here is the latest edit from GoPro! I got this footage with the help of Stefan Laude from the Office of Tourism of Megeve, France.

We climbed out of bounds to the Aiguille Croche between Megeve and Les Contamines, France for about an hour and a half.

But before you enjoy the video, I wanted to clarify a few thinks about our descent itself.

We were both wearing avalanche transceivers. Stefan Laude (speedflyer) is a local ski patroller and alerted all ski patrols in the area. The rescue teams kept visuals of us the whole time. The PGHM (heli rescue team) was on standby and in contact with the ski patrol. The avalanche path goes skier’s right of the cliff (where the slough starts in the video) so if you stay on the ridge on the skier’s left, you are out of the avalanche path. Last, the rest of the avalanche going over the edge we jumped from was triggered within the last 100 feet before the cliff. So, it is unlikely to can’t catch you unless you fall. But, like any exposed line in the Alps, a fall means death. So, you don’t fall. And if you do, well it’s part of the game and you know that before going into it.

It was a probably the best run of my life.