How far would you go for the fallen?
now showing : The Brotherhood escort
Former Navy SEAL and Weston team rider, Josh Jespersen, put together an unreal splitboard film last season tackling the entire Sangre De Cristo range for a first ski and splitboard traverse.
We have all had friends who were taken too soon and we all want a way to honor them. After their time as Navy SEALs, Josh Jespersen and Ricke Schuler have longed for a way to connect with their fallen friends. They found a subtle feeling of connection in the mountains and have spent years chasing that emotion. In a final effort to fully understand that feeling, Josh and Ricke disappeared into the Sangre de Cristo Range for 13 days. After 106 miles above 11,000 feet in an incessant blizzard, they completed the first ever ski/splitboard traverse of the entire Sangre de Cristo Range. Filmmaker Isaiah Branch-Boyle joined them on the traverse to document what they found along the way. “The Brotherhood Escort” follows Josh and Ricke’s journey through grief, longing, starvation, and struggle, as they attempt to define a feeling of connection in the alpine to the friends they lost in war.