In "The FIFTY" Cody Townsend attempts to ski all the lines in the book "The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America" the twist is that all the ascents are human-powered instead of heli or sled-accessed. In this standalone short film Townsend and snowboarding legend Jeremy Jones attempt to climb and ski two peaks in Alaska: Meteorite and Pontoon. Type 2 fun plus top-level skiing and snowboarding; mountain expertise and good vibes.
The FIFTY is a project by pro skier Cody Townsend to climb and ski all 50 lines chronicled in the book, “The Fifty Classic Descents of North America” by Chris Davenport, Penn Newhard and Art Burrows. The great thing about these short videos is not just the amazing skiing and awe-inspiring steep terrain, it’s all the other factors that go in to getting that line. The prep work, travel, team-assembly, line-scoping, avalanche assessment, risk-management, gear-prep, decision-making, weather, banter and teamwork. Plus there’s always a celebratory beer to be shared on a truck tailgate at the end. Episode 2 Mt. Superior, Utah
Cody Townsend first line of "The FIFTY" - Messner Couloir on Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Short and sweet for an inspirational coffee break, or watch all the episodes back to back while you spin or treadmill. Educational and inspiring.