“The Alaskan Way” Documentary Explores Risk and Reward in Avalanche Terrain
Documentary goes in depth with avalanche-related
For Immediate Release
TELLURIDE, CO (Nov. 7, 2013) – “The Alaskan Way,” a 59-minute documentary film about the risks and rewards of heli ski guiding in Haines, Alaska, is now available online on Vimeo for free, starting today 11/15/13 at this link. The subject of an article in The New York Times last spring, “The Alaskan Way” is a story behind a story.
During the filming of “The Alaskan Way” a great tragedy occurred that nearly kept the film from ever being made and distributed. Alaska Heliskiing heli ski guide and avalanche forecaster Rob Liberman and client Nick DoDov perished in an avalanche on 3/13/12. This film’s purpose is to expose viewers to the circumstances discovered by a team of professional heli ski guides operating in the consequential environment of big mountain Alaskan terrain. Despite extensive training to ensure safety in the mountains the guides met a situation where all efforts still resulted in the loss of two lives and one lesson learned: The best can still have a bad day.
Viewers of the film can support avalanche awareness and education with a donation of $5 or more to the tip jar feature on the videos webpage. Ten percent of profits will be donated to avalanche education initiatives chosen by “The Alaskan Way” TV LLC including AIARE, The Nickolay Dodov foundation and The San Juan Field school in Telluride, Co. Please help us remember Rob Liberman, Nick Dodov, and the valliant efforts of their colleagues and friends. Please introduce your friends, families, and fellow powder skiers to the lifestyle that for a brief moment in time was captured and asks viewers to weigh the decisions made when committing to the pursuit of deep passion for deep powder.
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