Often called a testpiece of ski mountaineering, the Grand Teton is an icon in skiing and climbing. From an abundance of mileage and vert to technical mixed climbing, the Grand presents a multitude of challenges for the way up and back down.

Joining Cody Townsend is a guy whose life was shaped and sculpted by the mountain itself, the legendary Jimmy Chin who recently won an academy award for his role in Free Solo.

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@codytownsend and @bjarnesalen have been charging hard all season sending big lines on their monumental @the.fifty.project. I think a lot of ski and snowboard mountaineers wished they’d thought of the idea first…or not, depending on their level of motivation. It’s a crusher goal…or actually 50 crusher goals. So glad I got to connect with Cody and Bjarne for a memorable lap up and down the Grand and certainly fun to relive it through the episode they just dropped. Check the link in bio to see what a good day in the mountains looks like. Thanks @codytownsend and @bjarnesalen for getting me out! And watch til the end of the episode if you wanna see what else Cody got besides checking a box on his list…

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