The Mountain Why - Cody Townsend Cycling, Climbing and Skiing Fri Night Vid

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This week's Friday Night Video features top skier Cody Townsend. For the past couple of years, Cody has been on a mission to climb and ski all fifty of the lines and mountains featured in the book 'The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.' He has been documenting each line for his YouTube series The Fifty, showcasing the climbing, skiing, decision making, landscapes, planning and everything in between.

This short film came about when the pandemic hit. Wanting to continue his challenge, but with the adventure thrown into question, Cody waited until the opportune moment and set a different goal: ride bikes loaded down with climbing, skiing and camping equipment over 1000 miles to ski three of the peaks from the book.



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10 Apr

The whole series is gold. The mountain why is one of my favourite things on youtube.

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