Around December, I received an email from my good friend, Chad at Malakye about a heli trip that he was organizing with Karl at IS eyewear, the heads at Snowboard Canada, Transworld, Billabong, Stepchild, NRI and Endeavor/Airhole. After a bunch of lame ass excuses from me that I couldn’t go, I finally committed and 4 months later I’m finally here! I’ve been to quite a few heli expeditions over my lifetime, but this one was definitely a different experience. I’ll show you why shortly. For now, its time to make sure everything is safe and sound. It all starts with the safety guide showing us how the heli works in case of an emergency
Mandatory goods. The piep
It’s been a dangerous year for avalanches. Interior BC, which is where I’m at, has been the hardest hit with fatalities. Just a few weeks ago, the last heli trip I took in Snow water, lost two people. This time around I’m actually thinking of wearing a helmet. However for now I brought some extra reinforcements like this Airbag backpack courtesy from Pete at NRI
Everyone’s hyped and geared up to get going including Mr. Party Snake
The 686 posse’s all ready
Anytime you come into the wild, it’s game on. The mountains can be the most beautiful or scariest things you’ve ever seen. Where I’m at, there are no lift lines, groom runs or man-made trails. As experienced as I am, anything can happen and I never discount the fact that it can happen to me or my homies. Check it for yourself.