Before we go deep, give us a short synopsis of the Mountain Revelations project?
Mountain Revelations is a snowboard documentary where three different humans go out into the mountains for a summer expedition in south-central Alaska. There they discuss their love for the mountains and their differences when it comes to race and upbringing.
How did this project come about?
I was called by the EP (executive producer) for the project back in March 2021 to see if I was interested in joining this project and putting together some expedition options in Montana. Unfortunately, the spring didn't pan out too great for what we wanted to achieve in Montana, but we had crew members familiar with Alaska and the Chugach. So, we ended up heading there.
This is not your typical banger snowboard film. What intrigued you about the project?
What intrigued me to participate in this film was the various different aspects of it. For starters being able to go to Alaska on a snowboard trip, even in summer is an attractive invite, and a bonus to go ride with Jeremy who has more years of experience snowboarding in Alaska than I have being alive. Beyond that, the topic was one of interest to me, the outdoor industry isn’t the most diverse or inclusive, so anything I could do to add another grain of sand of constructive progression to these issues, I'm 100% in.
How did you access the mountains and how long were you in the backcountry for?
We accessed the mountains via a bush plane and were out there for about 8 days or so. Each day we'd get to the line or zone we wanted to check out via splitboard.
What was a typical day like when you were on this project?
The days were pretty casual, long summer days. We would wake up and have a big breakfast, get our gear on and go out into the peaks near camp. The weather was variable but never cold, snow was what was expected for mid-June but we got some good pow turns.
What was it like spending time with Ryan and Jeremy?
It was great to meet and get to know both Ryan and Jeremy. The three of us are completely different humans who share a few things in common such as a love for snowboarding, as well as sharing knowledge and experiences with those around us. It was super cool to hear everyone's different upbringings, as well as career paths in the outdoor sports world.
You guys covered some deep topics? Did anything stick out to you from your conversations with Ryan and Jeremy?
We did have a lot of authentic conversations out on the glacier, which I must say is the best place to have an open and honest conversation. No distractions from society or social media. I wouldn't say anything stuck out specifically for me through our conversations beyond the fact that Ryan, Jeremy, and I have all had to overcome very different obstacles. It was very interesting how unique all our paths are to get to the point of where we were on that given project.