Couloir Skiing Will Make Your Heart Race

You know things are about to get crazy when Norwegians bust out the rope, and this video does not disappoint.

Aptly named “Beating your sluff in a tight spot” and posted by Nikolai Schirmer, the line down the tight Øksehogget couloir ranges from 45º to 50º with about 1,900 feet of elevation.

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“This is me trying to go faster than my sluff down it,” he reports. “I was all the way in the back seat a few times.”

Spooky. This would not be a good place to fall.

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Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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