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Looking Further

protect-our-winters-further_1Forrest Shearer talks Further in Denver last week. Photo by Johnny GreenhamA preview of the Jeremy Jones snowboarding film Further, slated for release in 2012, brought a crowd to Denver’s Patagonia store last Wednesday night. Snowboarder Forrest Shearer—who also appeared in Deeper, Jones’s first human-powered snowboarding film—introduced the Teton Gravity Research trailer and two webisodes filmed in Japan and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Watch the Further trailer here, and it’s pretty obvious that the boundaries of backcountry adventure will be pushed once more next fall. In Japan, high winds and sketchy weather conditions challenged the TGR crew. In Wyoming, Jimmy Chin looked visibly shaken as he stood next to avalanche debris and described the feeling of being caught up in the slide.


As promised,  Further continues to push the evolution of splitboarding equipment: Shearer used Spark R&D boots, which draw from mountaineering and snowboarding, and Karakorum bindings, comparable in lightness to a Dynafit set-up for a skier. As for filming, this season the Further cast and crew has Georgia, Russia, and the Pacific Northwest on their hit list.


Protect Our Winters, the non-profit founded by Jones to fight climate change, and Alamos wines, a new POW partner, hosted the event. (For more on POW, pick up a copy of the Early Winter issue of Mountain.) Alamos wines are crafted in Argentina, from vineyards located in the Andes that are dependent upon snowmelt for irrigation. “POW is a great opportunity to join forces and fight against climate change,” said Shearer. Alamos and POW are showing Further trailers across the country to help the cause. The final event is slated for November 10 in San Francisco at the Patagonia Store located at 770 North Point. Anyone can attend; RSVP at AlamosPOW.eventbrite.com.  —Olivia Dwyer


Click on the image below to see more photos from the event. Photos by Johnny Greenham

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