Skintrack Conversational Videos

| February 27, 2014 | 5 Comments

Hardly a tour goes by without someone referencing a video nowadays.  “You haven’t seen the one where the guy runs himself over with a snowmobile?  Where he/she smashes into a rock BASE jumping? That avalanche video? Skiing like a Bagger 288?” It makes me wonder what people talked about before YouTube came into our lives.

A few classics…

Although this person survived with surprisingly few injuries, if you’ve ever wondered what it looks and feels like to die in slow motion, this clip gets top honors..
http://vimeo.com/80704110

 

I know… liking this video makes me a bad person, and thinking it is funny is even worse, but it is a favorite, especially as it takes place in my backyard.

 

Fred Syversen accidentally sets a new world record in cliff jumping by hitting a 351 footer at full speed… and lives.

 

The snowmobile couloir crash that never ends:

 

Skier manages to run over himself with his own ghost rider snowmobile.  Hard to do.

 

The time honored “step into your binding and slide off a cliff backwards” video.  Awesomeness abounds.

 

A perfect example of why it is so hard/impossible to get off of a slab once it starts moving.

 

World’s fastest expedition on snow. 2400km in 21 days. Longest distance in 24 hours: 442,7km

 

The Bagger 288 –

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber and Mountain Unicycle rider. He and Polly Samuels McLean are the parents of two very loud little girls.

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  1. Some of my favorites for sure, but for East Coast representation, I also nominate this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clwJKSG9dB4
    Overall, outstanding combination of excellent production values, serious terrain, and lack of ski talent.

  2. Pondsy says:

    bagger 288. mind. blown.

  3. Yeah Pondsy – I mean, how often do you hear the phrase “soon to be de-meated” in a song?

  4. Nice one Jonathan! All of the above.

  5. Charlie says:

    #2 above is timeless.

    Simon Trautman presented this gem in a decision-making talk at the Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop yesterday.

    An instant classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUJu4Vsbcc4

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