TGR’s Higher Unplugged takes you behind the scenes of Jeremy Jones’ two-year snowboarding film, HIGHER. Here are the first four episodes of the series:

In episode 1 of Jeremy Jones’ Higher Unplugged, Jeremy explains how his approach to exploring and riding mountains has evolved. No longer is he seeking out the iconic peaks, but rather focuses on exploring the "blank spots on the map," making first descents in remote and uncharted zones. The Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy encapsulates Jeremy’s life as a snowboarder and captures the essence of snowboarding and Jeremy’s love for the mountains.

In episode 2 of Higher Unplugged, Jeremy Jones comes to Bryan Iguchi’s hometown of Jackson, WY, which is also the birthplace of Jeremy’s freestyle riding. Jeremy has always been set on further exploring the Tetons and conquering the Grand, but was unsuccessful in both DEEPER and FURTHER. More determined than ever, Jeremy Jones and Bryan Iguchi prep for the mission to ride the Otterbody of the Grand Teton. A massive storm rolls in further delaying the long time goal, but together, they make the best of it.

In Episode 3 of Higher Unplugged, Jeremy Jones and his fellow athletes travel to Snowbird Resort to refine their mountaineering and rescue skills at the International Pro Riders’ Workshop presented by Teton Gravity Research and ICEdot. Started by TGR and former lead guide, Jim Conway, IPRW has emerged as an essential resource for these athletes. Each December, TGR’s production crew, athletes, and guides spend a week learning and reviewing the skills necessary to safely navigate backcountry terrain and respond to emergencies that may arise within it. With a curriculum that includes rope and rescue skills, snow science, group dynamics, and wilderness first aid, the International Pro Riders’ Workshop helps skiers and snowboarders push further into the backcountry—and safely return from it.

Jeremy Jones trusts his life to the contents of his backpack. On a recent trip to Alaska, he spent each day ascending mountains with over thirty pounds on his back. Avalanche gear, climbing equipment, cameras, food, and water are just some of the items contributing to this load. Yet as Jeremy reveals in this episode of “Higher Unplugged,” each item is essential—as it may save his life or those of his travel partners.

Share Story

Author
Seth Lightcap
Published on
24 February 2014
8
May
Adventure Season - Videos
Between the insane terrain and amazing access, the Lyngen Alps of Norway are one of the premiere splitboard destinations on the planet. Few know the faces, summits and couloirs of the Lyngen Peninsula better than Finnish freerider Miikka Hast....
Miikka Hast
20
Apr
Ready to buy a Jones board but shaky on what size to get? Here’s the lowdown on how to size our boards based on experience from Jeremy Jones and the Jones team. These suggested sizing guidelines are based on rider weight, rider height, boot...
Jeremy Jones
19
Apr
Jeremy and the POW crew storm the steps of the US Capitol in Washington D.C. Photo - Forrest Woodward I make hundreds of decisions in the mountains every year that could have dire consequences. To make the right decisions time and again...
Jeremy Jones
4
Apr
Meet The Team
He done, done, done it again! With a commanding win at the Xtreme Verbier 2018 on April 1st, Sammy Luebke clinched an unprecedented third consecutive Freeride World Tour overall title and Xtreme Verbier victory! Sammy is the first athlete in...
Sammy Luebke
25
Mar
Trip Reports - Adventure Season
You might think in such a well-traveled region as the Mont Blanc Massif that riding a first descent would require serious effort just to get to the base of the line, let alone to climb and ride it. Not so much for Chamonix legend Julien ’Pica’...
Julien ’Pica’ Herry
1
Mar
Meet The Team
Go to school or go snowboarding? It’s a dilemma that has challenged aspiring pro riders for decades. The focus and talents required to send it in the classroom vs. send it on slope are not easily matched. Especially when the heart of winter...