From early luminaries such as John Muir, David Brower and Yvon Chouinard, to contemporary heroes including Alex Honnold and Peter Metcalf, adventurers have long played pivotal roles in American conservation history. On Saturday, October 11, join The 2014 SHIFT Festival as we honor the next generation of adventure activists with the Jackson Hole premiere of Jeremy Jones’ HIGHER, presented by Subaru and in person by Jeremy Jones.
ABOUT THE FILM
Ten-time Big Mountain Rider of the Year winner Jeremy Jones revolutionized backcountry snowboarding with DEEPER, his 2010 ode to splitboarding and human-powered adventure. His 2012 sequel, FURTHER, took him to the planet’s most remote mountain ranges and earned him a nod as a 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and his environmental advocacy work with Protect Our Winters won him recognition as one of President Barack Obama’s 2013 Champions of Change.
Now Jones and his crew are elevating their game and taking their quest to the next level for the third and final installment of the DEEPER, FURTHER, HIGHER trilogy from the award-winning producers at Teton Gravity Research. Presented by Subaru, JEREMY JONES’ HIGHER traces Jones’ snowboarding journey from hiking Cape Cod’s Jailhouse Hill as a child to accumulating several generations’ worth of wisdom and expertise about thriving and surviving in the winter wilderness.
Along with friends like Jackson Hole’s own Bryan Iguchi, Jeremy leaves tracks on signature lines in Jackson Hole, Lake Tahoe and other close-to-home playgrounds he’s made his own. He also makes history with far-flung first descents in the Eastern Alaska Range and the Himalayas of Nepal, where the stakes are as high as the peaks themselves.
ABOUT PROTECT OUR WINTERS
Jones started Protect Our Winters (POW) in 2007 to address the impact of climate change on our mountains. POW’s mission—to engage and mobilize the winter sports community to lead the fight against climate change—was founded on the idea that the collective power of the winter sports community is massive, and that if we can all work together, the end result can be revolutionary.