To properly execute this 90 foot gap jump, it usually takes a good crew and a few days of building the jump and in-run. This also means you and your crew will be missing out on 2 or 3 good pow days. We, however, took a haphazard approach and hit it after it was already built (albeit not the best build ever). It still required getting there before sunrise and doing a lot of preparation on the in-run. The in-run is the biggest challenge on pyramid because any little bump will throw you off when dropping in at 55 mph.
|Stepping out the in-run|
As we were smoothing out the in-run, a guy approached us and asked if he could take some pictures. That guy turned out to be none other than Bruce Tremper, a legend of the Wasatch who worked for the Utah Avalanche Center and literally wrote the book on avalanche safety. Naturally we obliged. It turns out Bruce is also a very talented photographer! With both Bruce and Chris Shifrar, we ended up getting some cool images.
|Me getting the first hit. Photo: Bruce Tremper|
|Another angle. Photo: Chris Shifrar|
|Carston doing his thing. Photo: Bruce Tremper|
|Another angle of Carston. Photo: Chris Shifrar|
|Sean Kelly. Photo: Bruce Tremper|
|Sean Kelly. Photo: Chris Shifrar|
|Sean Kelly hitting the wall. One of the best impact photos of all time. Photo: Bruce Tremper|