GoPro Ski: Backcountry Skiing in Chile – The Magic of the Super C


Having traveled on all
seven continents and been in every major mountain range in
the world, one of the most magical places I’ve ever found in my whole life is
this place right here, Portillo, Chile. Portillo is located high
in the Chilean Andes. Right on the Los Libertadores Pass, main
trade route between Chile and Argentina. We’re headed up to climb on top,
on one of the world’s greatest couloirs, the Super-C. We have some work to do, but all great
things take a little bit of effort. All right,
we’re climbing up to the Super-C. It’s a gorgeous morning in September. We got Sierra, Myaomi right here and we’re about one-fourth,
one quarter of the way up there. This is what I live for.>>Yee hee hee hee hoo.>>Yeah. We did it. It’s not an easy hike?>>No, it’s a good one, it’s steep.>>And we can see where we started and
it’s four grand.>>Four grand of vertical.>>To here and then we see another
1000 below where we started.>>Awesome.>>This is one of the reasons why I
keep coming back to Portillo, Chile, year after year after year to ski
this line right here, it’s that good. And drop it.>>Whoa!>>Man, I think it’s poured
off right in front of me. We good? My God.>>My gosh.>>We just skied 5,200 vertical feet and
found amazing snow the whole way down>>That’s the magic of Portillo. That’s the magic of the super city.

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