The vague plan was to head to the saddle between the Middle and the South Teton, scoping out conditions of possible lines along the way. The immediate plan was to enjoy rare December sun somewhere in the Teton Range. We made our way carefully into the south fork of Garnet and cut up towards the Southwest Couloir of the Middle Teton.
After two days of relentless snowfall, we awoke to clear skies over the Cerro Catedral Mountain Range in Bariloche, Argentina. The crew consisted of guide Andrew Berns, Cam FitzPatrick, Chase Josey, Chris Poe, Galen Knowles, my brothers Jack Hessler and Brolin Mawejje, and me. Our mission in South America was to capture the highest level of snowboarding possible for our upcoming documentary Far From Home.
It was one of those rare bluebird powder days in Las Lenas, Argentina. But on this day most of my riding buddies had scored invites on a free snowcat ride to a coveted backcountry zone. Too shy to ask for a spot on the snowcat, and feeling unworthy of an invite, I headed out for a solo mission.
This past winter Lucas Debari set out to make a one-of-a-kind snowboard video. Something that broke loose from normal procedure, something that would shed a new light on freeride snowboard films. He invited Alex Yoder, Kael Martin, and me as riders, Sam Tuor as director, and we all set out on a new trajectory. Following in the footsteps of Craig Kelly and the Mt. Baker Hard Core,