Our first episode of “Beyond Backcountry,” where we dive deeper into the films of the Backcountry Film Festival.

Sawyer Thomas and friends spend six months following the adventures of pioneer John Colter across the Yellowstone and the Tetons.

Sawyer Thomas and Riis Wilbrecht | Time TBD

Cody Townsend has set out on an audacious goal, a never been done before feat, to climb and ski all 50 lines chronicled in the book, “The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America”. Developed into a widely successful follow-along web series, Peak Obsession dives into the depths of the mindset behind the project told through the story of two of the most challenging lines in the book. Joined by legendary snowboarder Jeremy Jones, along with cameraman Bjarne Salen, they set out on an adventure rife with challenge, exhaustion, steeps and a little bit of schadenfreude.

Cody Townsend and Bjarne Salen | 32 min 31 sec

Over the course of her career as a ski mountaineer, Caroline Gleich started to realize why only 11% of the people standing on the world’s tallest summits are women. Not only do they often have a sense of not belonging—but many manufacturers don’t even make gear in their size.

By documenting and sharing her adventures, Caroline is out to change the face of mountaineering. Her #climbforequality on Everest this spring invites more women to overcome not just the obvious challenges of mountaineering, but the unseen ones too.

Rylo | 7 min

Filmed in Vermont over nearly four years, Leave Nice Tracks follows a group of individuals who partnered with local and state government to change backcountry skiing in the Northeast by creating sustainable and managed terrain. The full film premieres November 7th, 2019.

Dan Cirenza, Marius Becker, and Kyle Crichton | 4 min