What happens when The FIFTY goes Freaky Friday and switches it all up?
Heading out to Summit County, CO to ski the classic town backcountry lap, The Silver Couloir on Buffalo Mountain, skier and star Cody Townsend, decides to jump behind the camera and aim the lens on The FIFTY’s principle cinematographer, Bjarne Salen. Joined up with Summit County ski mountaineering legend, Teague Holmes, Bjarne and Cody head out for a day that challenges them both as they switch roles for the day. The episode gives a unique insight into how the process of The FIFTY works through highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each person’s role.
- Related: The SnowBrains Podcast #22 | Bjarne Salen – Filmer of “The Fifty” w/ Cody Townsend, Hardcore Ski Mountaineer, Adventurer, Philosopher
This is line 35 of 50 of The FIFTY 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 journey’s, 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.
Snowbrains recently had Bjarne Salen as a guest on Episode 22 of The SnowBrains Podcast, which can be accessed below.