[VIDEO] The FIFTY – Ep. 29 – Castle Peak, ID: Bad Beta & Backcountry Buddies

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On the heels of a massive sufferfest in Montana, Cody Townsend and cinematographer Bjarne Salen hurry down to Idaho to catch a favorable avalanche and weather cycle to attempt a line deep in the Idaho wilderness north of Sun Valley. Armed with a borrowed snowmobile, enough equipment to survive a week in the woods, some bad beta, and the desire to check the line of the list, Bjarne and Cody go out on a mission filled with good vibes, great laughs, and some damn fun turns.

This is Episode 29 for The FIFTY and line 32 of 50 completed by Cody Townsend. The FIFTY is a project following Cody Townsend as he attempts to climb and ski all fifty of the lines and mountains chronicled in the book “The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.” The series documents Townsend’s journeys, travels, challenges, and each line and mountain listed in the book. It’s a journey through the most majestic mountains and ski lines in North America, along with a unique insight into how skiers make decisions in the backcountry, how they plan, navigate, and safely move through the mountains along with the people that dedicate their lives to the mountains.

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