Southwest Colorado is always beautiful but some would argue with this statement in the month of April. Snow and ice thaws to make way for the brilliant greens of the Aspen leafs and the wild flowers that overtake the valleys. I was fortunate enough to capture this transitional process first hand flying over Electra Lake. The ice chiseled out some incredible art work that made for some unique captures from the air. Press play and enjoy!
In late April ETM took to the road in search of back country lines on Red Mountain Pass. Off-Piste Ski Atlas is a great client who provides incredibly detailed booklets that lay out back country pitches with photos, maps, and other helpful information. Pictured above is Naked Lady Couloir. Go check them out! http://offpisteskiatlas.com/
Last week ETM had the chance to collaborate with Monarch Ski Area in something that has never been accomplished before....speed wing flying in bounds at a Continental 48 ski resort. The vision was simple, with lack of snow athletes were looking outside the box. Speed wing cat accessed skiing seemed to be the ticket. With minimal hesitation a group of 5 pilots took to the air. Scroll below to check out the action!
The first week of March Elevate The Media took to the sky en route to Phoenix, AZ. After exploring Scottsdale for a few days the team headed down to Tucson for some hiking and exploring in the Southern Arizona desert. We hiked throughout Sabino Canyon and took a ride up to the top of Mt. Lemon. Ascending from the desert floor in Tucson to near the summit of Mount Lemmon, the short highway gains over 6,000 ft, showcasing a variety of climates ranging from lowland desert to alpine forests. Scroll down below to view our trip highlights, photos, and videos!
Mac Dogs Sleds & Kegs originated as a simple and fun idea for a backyard get together. Neil had just lost his beloved dog and best friend, Mac. He was in a hard place as one could imagine and Trevor knew we had to act quick. Neil had mentioned the idea of a sled luge course a few weeks back and Trevor said this is the ticket. Let's build a course, buy sleds and kegs and capture the action with drones. Whether the crowds came in the masses or a small core of CB locals we knew we were destined for a good time. From 25-40 people year one to almost 250 people last year, we realize this is becoming a community event for not only our friends but people of all ages. With the success of this party and ever growing number of attendees we ensured this year would be an event to remember. With tickets sales we have also ensured that we will be donating over $2,000 to Coal Creek Watershed Coalition and Oh Be Dogful in memory of our lost solider, Mac! We are very thankful to have such a giving community, thank you to everybody that came out to celebrate! Scroll below to check out sights and scences from Saturdays action! Stay tuned for the video edit coming soon.