Episode XI of Sweetgrass Productions On the Road with Solitaire features some awesome Chilean backcountry shredding. The crew battles through road closures and other mother nature induced obstacles to set up camp in the Termas de Chillan wilderness. From there they rip up some awesome terrain and reveal their beatboxing talents. The opening monologue is poetic bad-assery, “its usually right before your soul melts into a puddle that you’re thrown a little mouse pinky toe bone of hope. Somewhere deep into the trip, the gods allowed it and we finally got our window to march into base camp.”
This is a great follow-up the Hotel Portillo installment, it definitely provides a scratch (if brief) for my skiing itch.
Hopefully winter isn’t too far away in the Northern Hemisphere.
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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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