Watch this insane John Jackson Alaska GoPro edit

This makes you lean forward to see where the heck he’s going – and then he realises he went wrong.
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By Marion Schmitz

Riding AK is entirely different from whatever you might have done before to prep yourself.

The lines are much steeper than anywhere else because wetter snow in ocean proximity sticks on steeper slopes, the faces are simply massive, and so are the spines, the slough, the remoteness, the exposure, the pressure – you name it. 

See what happens when you pick out a line – but miss the transition in the crucial part – and end up where you absolutely didn't want to be.

John Jackson is today's involuntary host – watch his experience above.

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