Episode XI: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The Crew heads into the backcountry of Termas de Chillan for a 1 month basecamp at the foot of Chilean spines.
ON THE ROAD WITH SOLITAIRE is a 12-part web series following Sweetgrass Productions in the making of their 2-year project, the South American backcountry ski and snowboarding film SOLITAIRE. For the summer of 2012, new episodes will be released every Thursday until July 26th.
Sound Mix by COUPE STUDIOS, Greg Mcrae CoupeStudios.com
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High in the Canadian Arctic, 5 friends venture to the frozen fjords of North West Baffin Island during spring time. Ancient and colossal, these branching hallways of rock are the domain of seals and polar bears, and relied upon by local Inuit hunters. For visiting skiers, the fjords are nothing short of a dream. In every direction, giant couloirs ascend thousands of feet above the sea ice, weaving in between some of the tallest and cliffs on the planet. Baffin Island: A Skier's Journey EP2 [Season 2] is a step through these magical spaces.
Rope Access Tech: Marcus Waring
Many, many thanks to:
Natalie Smith & Crystal Dare
Leslie & Thomas (our Inuit guides)
Dr. Sheri Gearheard
Dr. Jason Briner
Black Diamond Equipment
Sam Mcdonald at Surefoot Whistler
"Introduction" by Sainkho Namtchylak
"Tategak" by Tanya Tagak
"Her Voice" by NEO Sounds LLC
"Sicrets of Life" by NEO Sounds LLC
"Keep the Streets Empty for Me" by Fever Ray
"Fox - Tiriganiak" by Tanya Tagak