In the video above, human flight expert Jon DeVore shares the inspiration that led him into Alaska's backcountry. DeVore showcased the evolution of speedriding – big-mountain skiing with a high-performance paraglider wing to aid in flight.
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Carving turns down the mountain, speedriders get airborne to navigate massive cliffs, icefalls, crevasses and other glacial features. Then, they return to the snow to complete a previously unskiable line.
"I have spent my whole life waiting for this moment," DeVore said, "an opportunity to pioneer and ski mountains that were previously thought ... unrideable."