Searching for open lines and steep shoots in Alaska’s backcountry is at the top of every free skier’s list of prime locations to explore. Nimbus Independent’s Bryce Phillips, a solid free skier for K2 and founder of “evo” art — collaborating to link culture and sport, has it made. Not only does he take advantage of his summers by jetting down to South America to film in The Andes, the powder search took the Nimbus Independent film crew to Haines, Alaska.
Phillips says it himself: they found the “perfect conditions for huge airs,” and took full advantage. However, as you will see in the footage below, Phillips took one bad spill that landed him in the hospital. Several surgeries later, he was ready to enjoy his summer and take the time to recover.
“It could have been way worse though, so I’ll take the broken finger,” Phillips remarked. As you’ll see in the clip, he still rode off the mountain with a smile on his face. Now, we get to laugh and cringe as we watch the video….
CAUTION: The following clip is not for those with weak stomachs.