My best friend Jojo and I have joked about how we want to marry all of our friends. We are certain we know some of the most amazing people on earth. From dawn til’ dusk, rivers to mountains, long car rides and afternoons spent wasting time, we've been fortunate to get to know and spend time with some incredible humans.
Wrought from the loving care of a ski patroller and ski instructor, Mario Balzano was born with the love of the turn in his veins. A love that survived the icy relationship with his home New York hill of Royal Mountain, whose 550 vertical feet and 13 trails inspired a more creative vision for reading the mountain.
Idaho 12ver Project, chronicles his attempt to climb, ski and film all nine of Idaho’s 12,000-plus foot peaks. Over a three-month period, Mark skied eleven peaks and estimates that he gained more than 40,000 feet in elevation. The routes weren’t always straightforward and many required multiple attempts.
The Gringo Crew has been searching the Argentine backcountry for the illusive Cerro Sodeado. Finally, after days of looking through a hangover haze, the mountain emerged from a fog blanketed in fresh snow and ready-to-shred steeps. Read more to see the video!