Monday, September 12, 2016

Teton Gravity Research Top 21 Moments (11):Daron Rahlves Skis Away From Terrifying Crash in Alaska

2016 marks Teton Gravity Research 21st birthday. To celebrate TGR's 21st and the Word Premiere of the new film Tight Loose Teton bring us TGR's Top 21 Moments. 21 days prior to the world premiere on September 17 TGR will launch a video a day highlighting the characters and moments that make TGR what it is today!

The crown jewel of the Petersburg, Alaska, area is Devils Thumb. With a history filled with tragedy and failed expeditions, the mountain inspires reverence. The classic lines (both climbing and skiing) are among the most atheistic in the world.
Former US Ski Team member Daron Rahlves scoped out a seemingly “fall-you-die” kind of line on the shoulder of the mountain. Immediately after dropping in, his technical skill was clear — he skied aggressively with confidence. He would have nailed the line but he ended up clipping an unseen rock under the snow and tomahawked down the craggy face.
He survived one of the gnarliest crashes Steve Jones has ever seen, and was up skiing on the next run, attesting his sheer athleticism and aptitude, mentally and physically.

Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is an extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The company was founded in 1996 by brothers Steve and Todd Jones, as well as friends Dirk Collins and Corey Gavitt. The group launched the company to create products that came from the perspective of athletes, showcased youth culture, and fostered the growth of high-risk action sports.

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