is on special assignment this week up in Terrace BC - home to Northern Escape Heli-skiing
. This is Doc Pow here and I am fortunate enough to be up here for five days as part of their new program entitled Steep Camp.
We all have seen the movies, those segments where you think, "how is this guy going to navigate this line and get off that mountain face in one piece." While if you wanted to really get an answer to that question and at the same time maybe try a line or four that is going to push your big mountain snow shredding buttons than this camp is for you.
We've been hanging with Yvan Saborin for the last few days up here who is responsible for managing the film crews and programs for Northern Escape (NEH). Since its start five years ago the operation has been featured in a bunch of films by Matchstick Productions, Standard Films and a host of others. Its Saborin's job to take the atheletes out and get them what they are looking for - some phat lines that will translate well on camera.
"What you dont see in the movies is the amount of preperation that has to go into each shot," explains Saborin. But here at steep camp you sure get to and its awesome.
What I am loving about this program is the fact that not only do you get to ski some phat lines but also you get a stellar amount of education behind it. Big mountain riding does not come easy, you have to be savy to the wealth of hazards that are out there- cravasees, avalanche dangers and many other factors that may not have you come back in one piece.
The biggest thing is experience, and that is sure what we are getting up here at steep camp.
more updates and a movie from our days to come in the next bit....