Fall Line – A Ski Mountaineering Film From 1978


Watch Steve Shea Take A Terrifying Fall In Fall Line, A Ski Mountaineering Film From 1978

If you haven’t watched Fall Line, you need to see this film. This 10+ minute ski mountaineering film is from 1978 and helped to introduce steep extreme ski mountaineering to North America. Plus it features one of the crazier couloir tumbles we’ve ever seen!

Watch as climber/skier Steve Shea gets after it in the Tetons of Wyoming. On SuperTopo.com, Shea says his gear consisted of “Rossignol 207 cm race room slalom skis, Salomon 555 bindings and Nordica Grand Prix race boots.” And he gets after it.

Tune to 8:17 to see an absolutely terrifying fall down a steep couloir in a gully on the north side of the Middle Teton!

Fall Line was produced, directed, and cinematography by Bob Carmichael and Greg Lowe. According to a forum on SuperTopo.com, David Breashears and Larry Bruce also helped film this classic ski mountaineering film.

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Official Description From YouTube:
Published on Dec 28, 2014
Rare movie from 1978 featuring extreme skiing/mountaineering and the most frightening fall you will ever see…..