Directed by Nick Waggoner (Valhalla, Solitaire), this intimate account of the arduous ski route dishes out some sketchy spring conditions, tests rappelling confidence and hip flexors, and breaks unwritten rules to never ski out in the dark.
But the human conditions are as good as they get, and we’re reminded that successful snow travel is as much about communing with mountains as it is communing with friends.
In Leah Evans’ words, “the Bugs-to-Rogers ski traverse is something I’ve daydreamed about for years. In local ski culture, it has become somewhat of a rite of passage for people wanting to expand their mountain skills or test themselves to see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the big-mountain elite.”
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