The Otter Kind: Skiing A Burly Descent off Grand Teton

The Otter Kind: Skiing A Burly Descent off Grand Teton

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The Otter Kind: Skiing A Burly Descent off Grand Teton

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The ultra-classic Otter Body route on the Grand Teton was first skied in 1996 when Jackson locals Doug Coombs and Mark Newcomb headed up to give it a try. It was Newcomb’s job interview for a guide position with Coomb’s heli-ski operation in Alaska. He passed the test, and the duo headed up north shortly thereafter. The route has seen more skiers since then, including a few in 2013, with Exum guides Zahan Billamoria, Brendan O’Neill, Dan Corn, and a few others pulling off winter descents, and Kim Havell completing a first female descent in the spring. This short film documents some of what goes into skiing one of the biggest lines in the US with The Otter Kind.

Screen shot 2013-08-28 at 9.48.42 AM

Edit:
Michelle Smith

Video:
Tristan Greszko
Kim Havell
Michelle Smith

Photography:
Kim Havell
Mark Newcomb
Pete Gaston

Music
Dexter Britain:
Calling Instrumental
Summers Coming
dexterbritain.co.uk/

Thanks to:
Patrick McDermott
Jesse Malman
Gabe Rogel
Tristan Greszko

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