The FIFTY - Ep. 12 - The Grand Teton with Jimmy Chin

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Often called a test piece of ski mountaineering, the Grand Teton is an icon in skiing and climbing. From an abundance of mileage and vert, to technical mixed climbing, the Grand presents a multitude of challenges for the way up and back down. Joining Cody Townsend is a guy whose life was shaped and sculpted by the mountain itself, the legendary Jimmy Chin.

Comentarii

  1. Toughen Up, Fluffy
    Toughen Up, Fluffy
    Acum 11 Zile

    “Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”-Douglas Adams.

  2. Andrew Mitchell
    Andrew Mitchell
    Acum 28 Zile

    When I say "well at least we can cross that one off the list", its normally code for "I had a really shitty day and thought I was about to die several times"

  3. Thor The Huntsman
    Thor The Huntsman
    Acum lună

    Jimmy set the record for wardrobe changes 😂

  4. james
    james
    Acum 2 luni

    Song @ 12:05?

  5. Bruce McCheyne
    Bruce McCheyne
    Acum 2 luni

    What a waste of a day, no thanks I wanna do laps not one lap, I'll stick to sled skiing.

  6. Richard Greer
    Richard Greer
    Acum 2 luni

    “Think of how much more moral character you have now” lol

  7. Zachinhollywood
    Zachinhollywood
    Acum 2 luni

    This is so awesome! I think I just found a new goal!

  8. Minh Chau
    Minh Chau
    Acum 2 luni

    Jimmy: I basically skipped 2 seasons of being a badass cause I had to do film promotion. Also Jimmy: I am going to lead climb the Grand Teton, and if you fall I will jump into the void to save you. No big deal...

  9. Phil Hey
    Phil Hey
    Acum 2 luni

    Taking a rock from the peak of Everest? Different climbing culture/etiquette I guess.😐

  10. Neil Tilley
    Neil Tilley
    Acum 3 luni

    4th time of watching this , sooo real , love the series

  11. Michael blu
    Michael blu
    Acum 3 luni

    Jimmy Chin takes a ride down fkin Denali in an avalanche last time he tried to ski down it, somehow survives, and still doesn't wear a helmet when skiing 14ers. The gall of that man yeesh.

  12. ETX MX
    ETX MX
    Acum 3 luni

    Windiest day of my life was at Jacksom Hole. 75mph winds came ripping up the hill and I was skiing rendezvous bowl backwards uphill. Lol. Thought I was going to take flight. Would be terrified to be on the grand teton with those winds.

  13. Robi Pochapin
    Robi Pochapin
    Acum 3 luni

    thanks for the info and inspiration Cody. I might respectfully suggest including some sort of pad (closed cell or inflatable) to your pack, useful for insulation or splinting.

  14. J Simo
    J Simo
    Acum 3 luni

    awesome video. nice editing.

  15. Ker Loz
    Ker Loz
    Acum 3 luni

    The fascinated shop consistently contain because collar puzzlingly report abaft a earsplitting menu. oceanic, forgetful christmas

  16. Angie C
    Angie C
    Acum 3 luni

    This would be a once in a lifetime thing for me, but for Jimmy it's just another weekday haha

  17. Voice of REASON
    Voice of REASON
    Acum 4 luni

    I remember going there as a child many many years ago, the beauty never ceases to amaze me!! THANKS GUYS!! Now I want to go ski it! 😂

  18. KzS Poseidon
    KzS Poseidon
    Acum 4 luni

    When repelling, what happens to the anker? Do they leave it there?

  19. J B
    J B
    Acum 4 luni

    What is happening, you guys are going up a vertical ice wall? Is this what back country touring means? I thought it means you just go ride back bowls lol this is nuts

  20. Струнин влог
    Струнин влог
    Acum 4 luni

    Here you have to set the mood studio.rofree.infozQ5rJj13vc8/analytics/tab-overview/period-default

  21. Colin Watt
    Colin Watt
    Acum 4 luni

    Oh man, what an inspiration this series is.

  22. Free Soul
    Free Soul
    Acum 4 luni

    I though jimmy chin waa the sherpa brother of jackie chan

  23. Ellery Bice
    Ellery Bice
    Acum 5 luni

    Put the trophy back before you break it, you have no respect. What did you gain by molesting someone else’s accomplishment¿

  24. james
    james
    Acum 5 luni

    Song @ 12:05?

  25. Joey Page
    Joey Page
    Acum 5 luni

    Their ability to make jokes in situations where I would be shitting ferociously is so impressive

  26. Scott Murray
    Scott Murray
    Acum 5 luni

    Boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Scott Murray
    Scott Murray
    Acum 5 luni

    Blah blah blah

  28. Dau Tei
    Dau Tei
    Acum 5 luni

    ya allah plz forgive me stop watching this.

  29. 권혁민
    권혁민
    Acum 5 luni

    Jimmy is like an rpg character that's beat the game and is just bagging side quests now

  30. Van Vittles
    Van Vittles
    Acum 5 luni

    Best series on youtube!

  31. Bobby Jones
    Bobby Jones
    Acum 5 luni

    What month was this?

  32. J B
    J B
    Acum 5 luni

    Excellent film...felt like I did it with you guys 😁🏔🌌🌞

  33. 에델바이스같이
    에델바이스같이
    Acum 6 luni

    good

  34. J D
    J D
    Acum 6 luni

    I’m tired just watching this video

  35. P Kurk
    P Kurk
    Acum 6 luni

    What belay device is that you're rappelling with at 13 mins?

  36. mark clowdus
    mark clowdus
    Acum 7 luni

    Should write a book when you get older. "How to make friends for life "

  37. GR 06
    GR 06
    Acum 8 luni

    He was the same person Brie Larson climbed with...

  38. afds asdf
    afds asdf
    Acum 8 luni

    7000’ of real shitty skiing😂

  39. bleheHeh
    bleheHeh
    Acum 9 luni

    These videos are making me miss being outside super hard right now. Also can't stop watching them. P.s. I dig the music... Anyone know names for the songs/artists?

  40. Carlos Murphy
    Carlos Murphy
    Acum 11 luni

    "7k vert of really shitty skiing" this is what backcountry is all about!

  41. Edward Lobb
    Edward Lobb
    Acum 11 luni

    Any one of you could fall down a col and it would be better than most could ski it.

  42. Bill Brand
    Bill Brand
    Acum an

    I am so relieved to watch this one! First of all, you and Jimmy - he's already a legend, you're fast becoming one - so cool to see you guys together, operating so well together, making intelligent calls. Secondly, 7000 feet of terrible skiing! Validates some of my own experiences. Overall, I've felt lucky about the quality of the downhill stuff I've earned, but odd days stand out when it's been just a question of getting down in one piece. And it's nice to know even superstars don't get any exemption from that! The more I watch this series, the more I love it.

  43. Alden Roth
    Alden Roth
    Acum an

    Were the rappel anchors placed by someone else and left there, or did you leave gear up there?

    1. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      Those are prebuilt by many in the climbing and mountaineering community and are maintained and replaced by those same kind souls.

  44. Brian Joyce
    Brian Joyce
    Acum an

    Beauteous. But SHANE never even thought to do such a thing. Too busy gun fighting. Now that's a sufferfest

  45. Robert O'Neil
    Robert O'Neil
    Acum an

    This is the third time I've watched this. I am so impressed with your work. It's so much better than the typical pro skiing heli lines. I just hope that after the pandemic is under control you can continue with the same spirit. Thanks so much for providing this terrific entertainment. Robbio

  46. Ethan Howard
    Ethan Howard
    Acum an

    Climbing the Grand with a crew like this would be incredible.

    1. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      It was definitely a dream for me!

  47. rob ingle
    rob ingle
    Acum an

    jimmy u r the real deal

  48. K&K CAM
    K&K CAM
    Acum an

    Nice!

  49. Jeff D
    Jeff D
    Acum an

    I herded sheep in the San Juan Mts. When I was 21. Usually carried a rifle. Was the best cardio shape of my life, but you guys gotta be iron!

  50. Micah Reese
    Micah Reese
    Acum an

    Why? Because it is there.

  51. Berg’s Memes
    Berg’s Memes
    Acum an

    3:12 Cody looks like he hasn’t showered in months

  52. Graeme Armstead
    Graeme Armstead
    Acum an

    What a great series. So much better than what has become the usual ski video.

  53. jub
    jub
    Acum an

    @10:13 the most casual answer to a disaster plan ever: "I might as well just belay you up to that next anchor. If you fall, fall to that side, and I'll jump over the ridge on this side. And we'll just clothesline this thing." "... Ok."

    1. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      My mom wasn't impressed...

  54. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    Acum an

    The beer is going to taste really good.

  55. Mike Torre
    Mike Torre
    Acum an

    Awesome Video Guys!!

  56. Rob
    Rob
    Acum an

    Lmao, no big deal just day hiking 7000 vertical ft and then skiing down.

  57. Dougal Johnston
    Dougal Johnston
    Acum an

    So I’m genuinely interested that this video has had 47 dislikes what part of it has warranted it. I’m not trying to knock anyone’s opinions however I think that this video and series have been excellent and I’d love to know what people don’t like?

  58. dylan Stinson
    dylan Stinson
    Acum an

    Love the dumb and dumber quotes from cody so well tkmed! Epic videos!

  59. Spencer Parkin
    Spencer Parkin
    Acum an

    Episode 5096: Cody: "So I'm here in Bountiful, Utah trying to ski B-ridge, but don't have enough beta. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon. I'm about to knock on Spencer Parkin's door--a local skier here who knows all the shortcuts and how to access all the goods. This is going to be awesome!"

  60. Rob Harwood Media
    Rob Harwood Media
    Acum an

    I've sat under that same boulder at 7:02 to wait out a thunderstorm before!

    1. Michael Walmsley
      Michael Walmsley
      Acum lună

      I cant imagine what it must have been like. My physics teacher once told my class the story of when he got caught on pigeon spire in rogers pass on a thunderstorm. Seems like an experience I am willing to miss out on lol 😅

  61. Stand O
    Stand O
    Acum an

    Americans please pronounce couloir as "Cool What" without the "T"

    1. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      Don't tell me how to live my life! ;)

  62. Hanxiao Yue
    Hanxiao Yue
    Acum an

    whats the soundtrack? love it

  63. Jim Tomlinsom
    Jim Tomlinsom
    Acum an

    Amazing day. Type two fun.

    1. kate sonnick
      kate sonnick
      Acum an

      hahaha, type two fun is the quote of the year

  64. K Swiss
    K Swiss
    Acum an

    song used at 8:30? Ive watched this like 20X already, great channel

  65. MrSmokensurf
    MrSmokensurf
    Acum an

    I need to sleep....can’t...stop...watching

  66. Brian Kemper
    Brian Kemper
    Acum an

    Epic man, simply epic!

  67. Clinton B
    Clinton B
    Acum an

    Super cool seeing the whole day, what kind of auto-lockers were you using around 9:40, just prusik knots?

    1. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      I sort of forget but I'm sure that's just a long butterfly knot that Bjarne is tied into and I'm on a figure 8 on the end.

  68. Mike
    Mike
    Acum an

    Phenomenal series!!

  69. Mauricio Montero
    Mauricio Montero
    Acum an

    I’ve always wondered When repelling down Do you have to abandon some of your gear at the top ?

    1. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      Depends on the rappel. But on the Grand, there are a lot of semi-permanent anchor stations that have been built and their gear left for the benefit of others. So while we were prepared to ditch our own gear in case those anchor stations were buried / inaccessible / damaged, we were able to use them on this descent.

  70. Greg Lister
    Greg Lister
    Acum an

    Love watching this series while I soak in my tub. Can't wait for the Mellowfest series next.

  71. jfly888
    jfly888
    Acum an

    “It’s so epic up here...I just can’t feel my face” Ha! Love this guy.

  72. Silas Marner
    Silas Marner
    Acum an

    Well done and in very good style gentlemen.

  73. Jim Collins
    Jim Collins
    Acum an

    Excellent work.

  74. Mustafa
    Mustafa
    Acum an

    what kind of skiis are they both rocking

  75. Exploration Northwest
    Exploration Northwest
    Acum an

    Jimmy is the next gen Dave Breashears.

  76. Lisa Gabrielson
    Lisa Gabrielson
    Acum an

    I climbed this mountain the summer I turned 16, but I'd love to go back and climb it in the snow! It's an incredible mountain. When my dad climbed it in the early 70's, there was a glacier and ice climbing was required- by the time I got there in 2006, there was none :(

  77. Luke Kinney Music
    Luke Kinney Music
    Acum an

    If you fall, fall on that side of the ride and I'll jump over to this side and well just close line this thing..... (sips latte)

    1. Jesse Hall
      Jesse Hall
      Acum 7 luni

      hahah.. so good

    2. lukefish
      lukefish
      Acum an

      😆

    3. thieving
      thieving
      Acum an

      Luke Kinney Music right*

  78. Toby Guu
    Toby Guu
    Acum an

    7000 vert of really shitty skiing 🤣

  79. Martin's Tree Works
    Martin's Tree Works
    Acum an

    Why on earth would you even put such a stupid move as in stealing his trophy?.......certainly a bad ending for an otherwise great movie flick! and really not even funny.

    1. CasperAP
      CasperAP
      Acum an

      @Cody Townsend The loooong con! Best thing when it finally all comes together!

    2. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      Well, I thought to myself, “You know what would really annoy Martin Tree Works? A skit about stealing Jimmy’s Oscar!” So we put that in there. Stoked to know it worked! Phew. Been waiting months for your reaction. Finally came through. Success!

  80. Van Wallace
    Van Wallace
    Acum an

    Jimmy is like an rpg character that's beat the game and is just bagging side quests now

    1. c c
      c c
      Acum 2 luni

      Skiing Everest is certainly a trophy, along with his many other climbs. Anyone who climbs Annapurna is insane imo.

    2. Alpine Sun
      Alpine Sun
      Acum 3 luni

      This comment is so accurate.

    3. Yojimbro71
      Yojimbro71
      Acum 5 luni

      Ahahahaha!🤙🏿🤙🏿🤙🏿🤙🏿🤙🏿🤙🏿🤙🏿🤙🏿🤙🏿🤙🏿

    4. Justin Thomason
      Justin Thomason
      Acum an

      you know, there are a lot of amazing people in the world. Jimmy ranks pretty high for me and anyone that can hang with him. That looks intimidating to climb!

  81. kilianhzh
    kilianhzh
    Acum an

    using a single 7,5mm half rope to lead ice is pretty balsey

    1. kilianhzh
      kilianhzh
      Acum an

      Cody Townsend I know, but still... I’ve got the same ropes (and have been selling them) people ask me why I climb on accessory-corde. Good luck with your invoices and thank you for a great few hours binging ROfree

    2. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      @kilianhzh Well when I'm the middle of invoices, so this is an easy distraction. But yeah, it should catch...long as it doesn't snag on a rock or your crampons or something like that.

    3. kilianhzh
      kilianhzh
      Acum an

      Cody Townsend Well it is rated as a half rope, so it should be able to catch a fall on a single strand, but still... But seriously... how fast do you reply?

    4. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      Yeah, it's not the best idea in the world nor would I recommend it...but just don't fall and you're all good! Ha.

  82. marcusmaximus
    marcusmaximus
    Acum an

    Amazing series! Love the ending on this one LOL

  83. Cody Mills
    Cody Mills
    Acum an

    Nice Jim Carrey reference at 11:05 :)

  84. Alex Chavez
    Alex Chavez
    Acum an

    LOOK AT THAT GEAR CLOSET OMG

    1. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      Drool worthy fur sure

  85. Mary Gray
    Mary Gray
    Acum an

    Wow, that was intimidating. Beautiful

  86. Vincent Laflamme
    Vincent Laflamme
    Acum an

    I am absolutely mesmerized by the amount of Jimmy Chin's gear!

  87. Mark Brand
    Mark Brand
    Acum an

    Too bad it's all filmed in fisheye so you can't get a feel for what the terrain is really like.

    1. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      Mark Brand yup, ‘‘twas steep indeed!

    2. Mark Brand
      Mark Brand
      Acum an

      @Cody Townsend Sweet heavens that is steep, then. So steep thought the whole thing was gopro.

    3. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      Mark Brand actually none of it is filmed in fisheye. Save for GoPro shots, which technically isn’t fisheye, all shot on 24-70mm.

  88. mistuhfan
    mistuhfan
    Acum an

    Cameraman is a beast.

  89. frawldog
    frawldog
    Acum an

    Love the Tetons

  90. Lindsey McKirdy
    Lindsey McKirdy
    Acum an

    quite surprised those axes aren't on lanyards respect looks great mountain

  91. Alexander Osherow
    Alexander Osherow
    Acum an

    Great handpan music!!!

  92. Karl K
    Karl K
    Acum an

    Bill Briggs was the first in 1971 to climb and then ski and rappel down the Grand Teton. A really wonderful man and a notable innovator in skiing instruction.

  93. nathan magee
    nathan magee
    Acum an

    What piece of gear was he rappelling with??

    1. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      nathan magee semi-permanent anchors that have been built for that line

  94. Bob Sturm
    Bob Sturm
    Acum an

    Hats off to you guys for an amazing piece of ski mountaineering!

  95. Domi Frideger
    Domi Frideger
    Acum an

    Sup hoss. What kind of camper do you have?

    1. Cody Townsend
      Cody Townsend
      Acum an

      It's a Go Fast Camper from Go Fast Engineering out of Bozeman, MT. They rule.

  96. gee knee
    gee knee
    Acum an

    props to Bill Briggs.

  97. Ski Bum420
    Ski Bum420
    Acum an

    Nicely done!

  98. Don France
    Don France
    Acum an

    RESPECT

    1. Don France
      Don France
      Acum an

      Real deal - no scripts obviously; inspirational..

  99. Eliza Stever
    Eliza Stever
    Acum an

    type 2 fun.

  100. Mickey Sigrist
    Mickey Sigrist
    Acum an

    Jimmy Chin is a legend!