WATCH: Doug Coombs Descends "The Otter Body" On The Grand Teton

WATCH: Doug Coombs Descends "The Otter Body" On The Grand Teton

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WATCH: Doug Coombs Descends "The Otter Body" On The Grand Teton

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The Otter Body is one of the classic ski descents in the world. It’s as aesthetic as it is deadly and it takes the best skiers and climbers in the world to realize the line completely.

“If you fall on the east face of the Grand, that’s a closed casket funeral.”Doug Workman

*Video courtesy of David Gonzales

Unsung heroes: John Griber, who doesn’t appear on film, but shared the descent with Doug Coombs and Doug Workman, on a snowboard, making the first snowboard descent of the Otterbody Route, while carrying a brick sized HD camera on his chest, and filming. Burly! Unsung hero 2: Rick Hunt, who climbed and descended a 5.6 route on Teepe Pillar with Dan Starr and I, carrying an old-school HD cam and pro tripod – probably 60 pounds – in his backpack. Burly. Unsung hero 3: Andrew Chapman, for all the hours he spent on this elegant edit.

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