If like me, you are sitting in a boiling hot South Africa and dreaming of deep Pow and colder climes, you might not want to watch this video. Filled with the most glorious powder conditions you could ever dream of, it has me pining for some snowboarding action.
Explore Japan with GoPro athletes John Jackson and Chris Benchetler as they seek to find a moment of perfection in the snow. Follow the journey from the bustling city of Tokyo, to the rural beauty in Hakuba, and finally to the wintery north island of Hokkaido as they find endless fields of untracked powder.
I have watched this series from the first film, Deeper, where Jeremy changed backcountry snowboarding for ever, by pushing the limits of where you could go, stay and ride. I watched the follow up, Further, and he once again pushed the boundaries of Snowboard exploration and earned the National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” award. Now in the final installment, Jones and his crew are going deeper, further and much, much higher for the third and final installment of this incredible snowboard journey.
Witness the journey of one of the greatest big mountain snowboarders of our time.
Ten-time Snowboarder magazine ‘Big Mountain Rider of the Year’ Jeremy Jones revolutionized backcountry snowboarding with Deeper, his 2010 ode to splitboarding and human-powered adventure. His 2012 sequel Further took him to the planet’s most remote mountain ranges and earned him a nod as a 2013 National Geographic ‘Adventurer of the Year’. His environmental advocacy work with Protect Our Winters won him recognition as one of President Barack Obama’s 2013 ‘Champions of Change’. Now, Jones and TGR’s crew are elevating their game and taking their quest to the highest standard for the third and final installment of the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy from Teton Gravity Research.
Higher will premiere September 6, 2014 at Squaw Valley, CA followed by a world film tour.