Props to the first guy for the ascent...that looked fucking terrifying. Yeah, he side slipped a significant portion of the chute, but so the fuck what? Still a major accomplishment and a ridiculously ballsy feat, so what if it wasn't the most thrilling to watch?
Second dude slayed it, and the gopro footy made it look like he took a swan dive directly to the rocks. Holy shit.
Also, I understand that a lot of the kids questioning the first vid have ZERO experience skiing or boarding true high consequence lines with multiple mandatory airs. Did you not see how narrow it was in spots? When you're on something with that sort of pitch....had to be 45ish, maybe more in places....you literally cannot see but maybe 8-10 ft. at a time. every little protruding bit of terrain obscures the entire line, with that sort of lighting depth perception is non-existent, and so on. Nevermind the fact that NOONE has ever done it before. Think about it: Before that moment, no person had ever even attempted to navigate that chute. Just knowing that other people have successfully skied or boarded a particular line gives a monumental confidence boost. The fact that he was willing to even strap in speaks volumes. Shit was gnarly, period.
Having fun at skiing's expense since '09.