“What we see is people with a lot of backcountry experience who understand the science of avalanches, understand why avalanches form, why slopes are dangerous and know what to look for. Yet they still get in trouble. They get hungry for powder and don’t look at the situation objectively. They want to ski the run.” – Doug Chabot (director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center) When five skiers set off to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2005 in the backcountry of Montana’s Centennial Range, no one thought that the trip would take Blake Morstad’s life and leave Sam Kavanagh minus a leg. Camera footage buried during the avalanche was miraculously recovered months after the accident – and out of the ashes of this tragedy came a powerful film. “All of us that watch this movie will see ourselves in it,” Chabot said. “We’ve all made similar mistakes – the difference is we got away with it.”
You may also like
Produced by Jason Roehrig
2.53K Views0 Comments0 Likes
After over 15 years of wrangling over the use of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park, all parties have finally come to an agreement! This short film reveals the magnificence of Yellowstone in the winter - only ...
Produced by Laurence Alexander
3.95K Views0 Comments5 Likes
When school and life overwhelm him, one college student seeks solace by biking into nature. Escape follows Lincoln Gulley as he winds down beautiful mountain roads, looks up at starry skies and reflects on his relatio...
Produced by Brett Kuxhausen
4.76K Views0 Comments3 Likes
Following musher Laura Daugereau, Alpha takes you along for the ride in Montana's very own Race the the Sky, a 350-mile sled dog race. Through some of the most grueling and beautiful landscapes in America, this film i...
Produced by Amber Seyler
4.38K Views0 Comments0 Likes
The final installment of "A Dozen More Turns" sees Sam being airlifted to Bozeman hospital at the conclusion of two horrible days on the mountain. His recovery would take 17 days in hospital, 10 painful operations and...