Rise up. Become legend. Welcome to The Season 2. A 22-episode web TV series following five athletes through the course of a single season. Available first at www.arcteryx.com and as a download from iTunes. Visit www.theseasontv.com for more information on music.
Artist:The Glitch Mob
Track: Warrior Concerto
It's been said that stories are like rivers. Bryan and I specialize in following them to their conclusion. We are very proud to present The Season 2. Visit www.theseasontv.com to subscribe.
This year we picked five new athletes each with their own unique storyline. An amputee climber sets his sights on becoming whole again by returning to Yosemite to realize a lifelong dream. A conservationist and angler searches for a fabled ghost run of wild steelhead on one of California’s most troubled rivers. One of the world’s best boulderers struggles to balance her career as a boulderer with raising her daughter. From a burned forest, a vision of an incredible mountain bike trail emerges from the ashes into reality. In the wake of achieving an unthinkable goal, a ski mountaineer returns to the peak where he first met failure.
Kevin Landry and Jeremy Norris both moved west to the mountain biking mecca of Squamish with the same goal in mind -- ride as much as possible and create their own vision of mountain biking. As luck would have it, they would move into home right across the street from one another, forge a friendship and begin sniffing around for new lines and trails. Curiosity powers mountain biking's evolution, so Kevin and Jeremy went looking.
Over the last 10 years, Thomasina Pidgeon rose to the top of female bouldering. With multiple V12 ascents to her name, she spends most of her life on the road searching out the next project. Her traveling companion and sometimes climbing partner is her four-year-old daughter Cedar. How do you balance pursuit of world class boulder problems, life on the road and motherhood? Watch.
No one is quite sure how the fire above Britania Beach started, but it revealed a mountain biking playground. In the spring of 2010, Jeremy and Kevin eyed up The Burn and started building trail through the granite out crops and mangled downed logs. It's dirty work.
Spring rains and warmer temps in the south signal Thomasina Pidgeon's annual return to Squamish. For the last decade, the collection of granite eggs stacked beneath The Chief's looming walls have been a touchstone. Each year welcomes a variety of attempts, new discoveries and sends. Tall and proud, The Method is one of Squamish's most difficult boulder problems. It's incredible how 12 feet of stone can define a season. But the conditions can be difficult-- exposed to the sun, the micro crimps and delicate foot smears are next to impossible. It's a finicky creature.