The goal of G3’s latest film series is to encourage watchers to stop watching stuff, get outside and try new things. Called “Step Outside,” the mini-docs are produced by the North Vancouver ski gear manufacturer and footwear maker Scarpa and feature pro skiers doing cool stuff in the mountains.
In the latest instalment, American freestyle and big mountain skier Lynsey Dyer steps outside of her comfort zone for a multi-day backcountry trip in the Joffre Lakes area north of Whistler, BC. She’s joined by her friend and guide Julia Niles, and uses the opportunity to refresh and improve her mountain skills. “One thing I love about the mountains,” Lynsey says, “is it shows you your weaknesses.”
A 33-year-old Idaho native, Lynsey is no stranger to the spotlight having been awarded Skier of the Year by Powder Magazine and been the first female to be featured on the cover of Freeskier Magazine. Meanwhile, Julia Niles has been busy raising a family in between guiding in Whistler, BC, and setting records: she was the first woman to bag the Solo Grand Traverse in Wyoming in a single day for example.
G3’s “Step Outside” series began last August with an exposé of pro alpinist Jason Kruk. In that episode, Jason explores his backyard playground of Squamish, BC and we see him combining his skills of climbing, backcountry skiing and flying to enjoy one epic day outdoors.
Aside from being one of Canada’s most acclaimed mountain athletes, Jason is also famous for having gotten his knee stuck in an off-width crack in Squamish and, well, let’s just say the name of the route was changed to “Boogie ’til you poop.” You can watch the hilarity here.