1. Mount Superior Jan 20, 2015


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    Zach Halverson POV of Mount Superior, Pinball Alley and Suicide Chute on Jan 20, 2015

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    • Dubsatch Does France


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      “Wait...is this going to work?” for a moment I question my belay device and harness as I stare down the rope of my very first ski rappel. I raise my head to see one of the most beautiful sights, Mt. Blanc, towering over the small ski town of Chamonix. It only seemed like yesterday I was enjoying the apre’s ski with close friends in my hometown of Salt Lake City. Now I find myself standing on top of a 9,000ft decent in the French Alps with a backpack full of camera equipment and a major case of cold feet. Traveling through the mountains in this part of the world requires years of experience in skiing and a solid understanding of rope, knots and anchors. I knew that I could ski and that I could rappel; but the combination of the two I was unsure of. Fortunately I was accompanied by professional skiers and all around badasses: Sam Cohen, Zach Halverson, Jacqui Edgerly, and Ian Borgeson, friends that have years of skiing and climbing experience, so this stuff is nothing new to them. I double check my harness, take one deep breath, lean back, and begin rappelling down the rock peppered couloir. “How did I get here?” the thought sparked a montage of memories traveling solo half way across the globe in hopes of meeting up with friends at the finish line. Somehow, we managed to line up all of our itineraries’ to arrive in Chamonix on the same day. As I traveled from Salt Lake City, Sam and Ian were on their way to Chamonix from Verbier, Zach from Alaska, and Jacqui from Colorado. A hostel named “Ski Station” served as a refuge for our aching bodies in between skiing mid-station powder laps on the Aiguille Du Midi and dancing at various nightclubs with curious French women. On down days, we walked across the narrow street from the hostel to the cafe for a breakfast of espresso, chocolate croissant, eggs, ham, and baguette. Inside the café Zach recalled a moment saying, “I glanced up at the mountains and had to keep leaning my head back to see the summits! Some raise 8,000ft or 9,000ft, and are shadowed by Mt Blanc rising 12,385ft from the valley floor. Those huge mountains re-centered me almost instantly. I wasn't even that tired from my travels anymore.” Being from Alaska, Zach felt at home with the overpowering sense of scale the mountains provided each and every day. The rest of us continued to walk around town wide-eyed with heads tilted back. We came to Chamonix not really knowing what to expect to ski or what kind of footage we would be able to walk away with. Instead, the trip turned out to be a way to prove to ourselves that we had the ability to learn about a new style of skiing in one of the most prolific ski destinations of the world. Words: Nate Cahoon Cinematography: Nate Cahoon Editing: Nate Cahoon

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      • Dubsatch Does Italy


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        When we arrived on the sunny side of Mount Blanc in the sleepy ski town of Courmayuer, Italy, our focus was on bagging towering peaks and going deep in some fresh euro pow. That all changed when we were handed a flyer for the “Lo Camentran” carnival. Also known as Mardi Gras, Italian style. Courmayuer is a small village of roughly 3,000 Italian residents sitting at the base of Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc (15,781 ft). Often overshadowed by it’s incredibly popular neighbor Chamonix, France, this small Italian ski escape sits somewhat unrecognized as a mecca for freeride skiing and high alp exploration. Unlike most resorts surrounding Mont Blanc, one does not need a guide, rope, crampons, harness and ice axe for a majority of its terrain. From the top tram freeriders can enjoy over 1,600 meters of high alpine ramps, bowls, pillows, trees and glaciers. All you need is a good understanding of avalanche terrain and thighs made of steel. We arrived in town a few days prior to the Mardi Gras carnival and with us came a large storm cell pumping out several feet of fresh snow with a snow density to rival that of our home brew in Alta, Utah. With zero local knowledge of the terrain and no predicted end to the storm we decided to stay within the boundaries of the resort. We trusted our instinct and headed to the steep trees dropping off the back side of the mountain (Val Veny). We then proceeded to ski several thousand feet of the deepest snow I would encounter all season. Pure astonishment and the feeling we just discovered something incredible kept us spinning laps for the entire day. Typical of common ski folklore, the following day the clouds parted and the sky cracked blue. It was a classic bluebird pow day and we were hiking off the resorts highest peak. A very small tin can tram shuttles a few brave italians and experienced tourists to the highest peak at the resort. We are treated with a full 360 view of the surrounding glaciers and the most astounding view of Mont Blanc you will ever see (By far better than from the French side)! I watch as inexperienced families shuffle off onto massive faces with questionable avalanche control work. From here we dip off into the backcountry and ski an incredible 5,000 ft. back to the valley floor. I’m sure you’ve heard it before but I’ll say it again. No one skis of piste in Europe! We didn’t cross a track as we bounced our way through massive alpine glaciers and into steep blower pillow lines deep in the trees below. Just a few laps is all you can expect from runs this long before the sun sets or your legs collapse. Thoroughly spent from long days logging massive vertical, we watch with tired eyes out our hotel window as the sleepy town of Courmayuer transformed into a colorful winter carnival. Italians from all over the country filled the streets in elaborate costumes mimicking dress of “le vieux et la vieille” (the old men and women) who kicked off the parade with a clash of cowbells. Local town people crafted intricate floats of modern and historic meaning as young groms threw cluster bombs of confetti and silly string. As the sun dipped behind the mountains and we filled our stomach with traditional food, it became clear our night would drag on well into the morning. 20 somethings in halloween style costumes took over the streets and slowly slipped into underground clubs. Our tired legs shuffled away any remaining energy we had and we fell flat faced onto our beds as the sun began to rise. Italians goes hard and we did our best to keep up. Words: Leo Ahrens (@leoahrens) Cinematography: Nate Cahoon (@natecahoon) Editing: Nate Cahoon

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        • 'Baker' Trailer


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          www.dubsatch.com A: Quilt S: Penobska Oakwalk W: http://quiltmusic.bandcamp.com/

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          • 2012 Trailer: Through The Looking Glass


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            The trailer to our second film Through The Looking Glass. Filmed at Mt. Baker Washington and Whistler British Columbia. Featuring: Mattias Evangelista, Micah Evangelista, Essex Prescott, Eliel Hindert, Nick McNutt, Sam Cohen, Zach Halverson, Conlon Kiffney and friends. Filmed By: Micah Evangelista, Mattias Evangelista, Nate Cahoon, Dylan Hallett, and others. Song: "Mind Eraser" by The Black Keys. Be sure to visit: http://northcascadeproductions.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/NorthCascadeProductions to see more.

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            • AlaskaEP02


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              Jan. 5th Dubsatch Collective members Leo Ahrens, Nate Cahoon and Sam Cohen headed to Alaska for the first time. Over the course of a few weeks we found ourselves flying in bushplanes, ski touring out of the ocean and skiing true Alaskan descents. With a ton of new snowfall and little daylight we were only able to ski and film so much. Here is Ep02, enjoy. Big thanks to Backcountry.com, MFD, Goal Zero, and Smith Optics for making this possible! Nate Cahoon: Cinematography/Editing Leo Ahrens: Cinematography/Motion Graphics Sam Cohen & Zach Halverson: Skiers www.dubsatch.com

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              • AlaskaEP01


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                This season Utah has had the worst snow year since '76, with that in mind Nate Cahoon, Leo Ahrens and Sam Cohen made the long trip up to Girdwood Alaska to check out the amazing Chugach Mountains. The snow kept on falling as the days grew longer. We found ourselves camping in negative 15 degree f, flying in bushplanes throughout the Chugach and skiing some of the most incredible terrain available in life. Thanks to all the sponsors who made this possible: Backcountry.com, Smith Optics, Goal Zero and MFD All-Time Additional thanks to: Salomon Freeski, Dakine, Blizzard/Technica, Faction skis and Joystick Poles. Skiers - Zach Halverson Sam Cohen Leo Ahrens Principal cinematography/Editing - Nate Cahoon Additional shots/Motion Graphics - Leo Ahrens

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                • PJS Team Edit 10/11


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                  Purplejumpsuit Apparel Team Edit 2010/2011. Riders include: Matt MacCallum, Zach Halverson, Pat Boucher and Logan Imlach. Purplejumpsuit Blog: http://purplejumpsuit.wordpress.com/

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                    Images from the first day of competition. Drops, Gaps and more! enjoy Camera & Editing Alvaro Zurita ecoxtreme.cl

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                    • Eye of the Condor 2011 - Team Dubsatch Collective


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                      www.eyeofthecondor.com www.laparva.cl The Dubsatch Collective video submission for the 2011 Eye of the Condor event at La Parva Chile. This video won the judges choice for best video at the 2011 event. Skiers: Leo Ahrens Eliel Heidert Zach Halverson Carston Oliver Filming/Editing: Alvaro Zurita

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