Watch: Pro Skier’s 270-Mile High Sierra Traverse

Kalen Thorien, a professional skier and adventurer, decided to spend her summer on a 270-mile, 18-day, solo high traverse in the Sierra Nevada.

When asked why, Kalen says it best: “We spend a lot of time seeking answers, hoping for outside forces to propel us into an elevated realm of thinking. The simplicity of a walk in the woods can provide the impermanence that we so often overlook. Out there it is uncluttered and simplified.”

The film Out In The Sierra by Salomon documents her effort.