The Bomb Squad just got back from a 3 week project in Alaska, involving big mountain skiing, speed-flying, and ski BASE jumping. It was super exciting – the AK mountains have had an incredible winter with lots of snow, and the conditions for our stunts were amazing. The primary goal of the trip was to speed-ride down first descents, mountains that no one has ever skied or flown off before.
Speed-riding is a combination of skiing and paragliding with a very small paraglider that only goes down, and goes very, very fast. The sport was originally about launching off the top of a mountain with skis on and landing at the bottom. But it’s evolved to include much more skiing and interacting with the terrain, tapping the tops of trees, touching down and making ski turns before skiing off thousand foot cliffs. Amazing!
We were super excited to be fully stocked with the best merino wool out there – Icebreaker! The team relies on the versatile nature of IB products to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s crucial for our clothing to be able to handle hiking up the mountains while we’re sweating and carrying our gear. It also needs to keep us warm while we’re waiting at the top in the snow for the weather and winds to cooperate before we fly down.
While it’s usually hidden under our speed flying harnesses or wing suits, Icebreaker is the only brand we trust in the mountains to push the limits of human flight.
The Bomb Squad