I don't know about you, but when we think of carving lines in the Alaskan backcountry, with think of helis, summit-to-ocean steeps, and plenty of pristine powder. Freeride Vincent Tupin and Martin Söderström had a different idea, however, taking to America's final frontier in the middle of summer for one of the raddest mountain bike edits we've seen in awhile. If you're ready to trade the groomers for some fresh loam, then this one is for you.
So burned out on adrenaline that the prospect of throwing yourself out of a helicopter and into waste deep powder in the wilds of Alaska no longer moves the needle? Then join Xavier De Le Rue, Ralph Backstrom, and Sam Anthamatten as they concoct a new (and truly insane) way to access those untouched steeps. Hold on tight, you maniacs.
Part 2 of ALL IN finds Dane Tudor and Sam Cohen taking on skiing's ultimate proving ground: Alaska's Chilkat Range. Jagged peaks lead directly to blue ocean as the comrades work together to find beauty amidst the imposing scale. "There comes a point when nothing else matters but what you truly believe in," says Tudor, "and for me that time is now."
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Ian McIntosh has got to be superhuman or something. While filming for Teton Gravity Research's newest film, Paradise Waits, he took this hellacious 1,600-foot tumble down the Neacola range in Alaska. Thankfully, he pulled his airbag almost immediately and came away fairly unscathed.
So first things first. If a bear wants to eat your kayak. Let it. Slowly back away until you're at a safe distance and resist the urge to film it on your phone so that you totally alert and ready to react at a moment's notice. Agreed? OK, good. Now let's watch this very distraught girl beg an Alaskan black bear to stop snacking on her kayak and laugh because no one got hurt.
The world does weird things sometimes
Tag along with photographer Alexis Coram as she takes you on a time lapse of the Northern Lights as seen in Alaska during a few nights in February. If you've yet to experience this for real in your life, you need to.