Watch: Jimmy Chin and Cody Townsend Climb, Ski Grand Teton

At 13,776 feet, the Grand Teton towers over its namesake national park. Considered a testpiece of ski-mountaineering, Jimmy Chin and Cody Townsend ice climb up the Teton and drop into some awesome couloirs.

As if Townsend on camera isn’t great enough, the skier teams up with photographer, skier, and climber Chin for the 12th episode of his “The FIFTY” project.

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Cody Townsend to Ski All 50 Classic Descents in North America: Watch

Nobody has ever skied all 50 classic ski descents in North America. Cody Townsend plans to do just that. This video kicks off a series with a descent off Denali. Read more…

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Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.

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