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.
"I have set up my life around finding and riding the planet's best mountains for snowboarding, and Higher represents the pinnacle achievements in my life as a snowboarder," says Jeremy Jones. "As much as I appreciate all the accolades I have received in snowboarding, these lines mean the most to me. They are my lifetime achievement awards."
Higher traces Jones' snowboarding journey from hiking Cape Cod's Jailhouse Hill as a child to accumulating several generations' worth of wisdom and expertise about thriving and surviving in the winter wilderness. Jones has gathered old friends and new to pass the torch to the next generation of big mountain rippers, leaving tracks on signature lines in the close-to-home playgrounds he's made his own around Jackson Hole, and making history with far-flung first descents in the Eastern Alaska Range and an unclimbed, unridden spine wall in Nepal's Himalayan mountains, where the stakes are as high as the peaks themselves.
Featured Athletes: Jeremy Jones / Ryland Bell / Bryan Iguchi / Luca Pandolfi
Featured Locations: Teton National Park, Wyoming / Alaska Range, Alaska / Himalaya, Nepal / Cape Cod, Massachusetts