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Teton Gravity Research: Behind the Line – Danger Shark

This “Behind The Line” episode was one of my favorite runs of last season. Angel Collinson, Todd Ligare, and myself spotted this face days before and the dream of skiing these lines began. From the top to the man-swallowing double bergschrund, it was 1700 vertical feet and scary to say the least. The hardpack icy snow on the lower portion of the face made it no easy task and demanded smart skiing. We all made it out alive, but not without a small scare when Todd Ligare slid out on the ice right above the huge schrund. He recovered like a pro, thoug,h and it was all high fives at the bottom. Due to the bergschrund and the shadow shaped like a shark’s head on lower part of the face, we decided to name it “Danger Shark.” Cheesy, yes, but totally appropriate.

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