[Every podium should have a man in a gorilla suit – props to Flo Orley! All photos: Dom Daher/FWT]
Anyone who tuned into the Freeride World Tour‘s live stream last night, and was wondering why they couldn’t see anything, apparently an errant sattelite link was to blame. However, while we may not have been able to witness it, a hell of a contest still went down in Alaska.
The previous leg in Fieberbrunn, Austria saw the first cuts made to the field, so absent from AK were FWT rookie Kjersti Buaas among others. Also not present was Sascha Hamm, who had a horrific crash at the last event and is on the road to recovery.
“Occasionally the conditions make FWT events look like very expensive masochism, but not this time”
For those who did make the trip, there was a long wait as the notoriously inclement Alaska nearly burned through the whole weather window. However, Monday was about as good as it gets; blue skies, sunshine and plenty of white stuff on the famous face known as ‘The Venue’. Occasionally the conditions make FWT events look like very expensive masochism, but not this time.