Ok, not glow in the dark in the traditional sense, Greed LED strips attached to the skis and poles of a professional skier. Some drone footage of him carving up the mountain side make for a pretty cool video. Being the actual skier though, that looks super dangerous, even with the guiding lights along some of the paths. Skiing through trees in the dark, no thank you.
So watch this video that I’m pretty sure I’ve never posted before of some guy skiing at night with flares attached to him. It’s pretty cool, though pretty dangerous. I like to ski, though I don’t think I’d ever do something like that.
Yes, this is as stupid as it sounds. No, he is not successful. No you should not try this ever. Yes, he should rethink his life choices.
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you have to try and get 100% usage out of your winter equipment. It’s perfectly reasonable to leave them sitting in a closet or a basement for the 6 months of the year that you can’t use them. I’m pretty sure you did way more damage to them by trying to ski down a rocky waterfall then if you had just left them in a bag in your basement. But hey, someone’s gotta win the Darwin Award, unfortunately, he survived.
Skiing can be a dangerous sport, I’m not talking about the too crazy extreme skiing that some people do, just the moderate kind on large back country mountains. Take a watch on this video of a skier who fell into a crevasse:
All in all, it seems like he handled himself very well. I can’t say the same for myself, but then again, I would never go skiing in an area where this can happen. I like skiing, but I like to live also. It looks like he lost one of his skis too, so in 25,000 years when this glacier makes it to the sea our descendants will be confused by this chunk of flat carbon that shows up on the shoreline.
I think the most interesting part though is the crevasse. The crazy eerieness of it, and the fact that it was barely covered and then the guy just fell through, that’s scary enough for me.
This really is a crazy thing. I’ve heard of heliskiing, that in itself isn’t crazy, but being taken to the top of an uncharted mountain in Alaska, and skiing down the impossible face of it with a parachute on your back while you navigate crevasses, 100 foot jumps, and the ever increasing threat of the wind just stopping and causing you to plummet to your death, this is crazy.
Yet, it’s something someone wants to do. Wants to do so much, that they’ve managed to get a sponsor or two for it and they went up to Alaska to try it out. I gotta say it again, that’s crazy. Just look at this photo of them parachuting between towering walls of snow and ice:
There’s a whole documentary about it that came out in January, I haven’t watched it yet, but I might.