Showing posts with label First Descent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label First Descent. Show all posts

Video: Salomon TV Presents Guilt Trip in Greenland

When a group of professional skiers decides to travel to Greenland to attempt the first descent of a mountain there, they are understandably excited at first. But then, as they begin to plan their expedition, a feeling of guilt sets in over the carbon footprint that their journey will create. That's the premise behind this short documentary film from Salomon TV. And just what do these skiers do about this issue? They invite world renowned glaciologist, Alun Hubbard along to study the impact of climate change on the region. But that is only the very beginning of their adventure, which only gets more difficult and complicated from there. Their full story can be found in the video below.

Video: Kayaking a Newly Discovered Canyon in Alaska

Thanks to the quick retreat of the Logan Glacier in Alaska, a new canyon along the Chitina River has been uncovered. Recently, pro kayaker Todd Wells and a team of friends traveled to this remote region in the Wrangell Mountains to attempt a first descent of the waters rushing through that canyon. This video takes us along with them as they visit a gorge that until recently remained completely unknown to man. Check it out below.