By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 1 year ago February 2, 2023

WATCH: Riding The White Giant

Norwegian rider Krister Kopala dedicated his 2022 season to riding some of the most unforgiving lines on Jiehkkevárri, the highest and arguably most remote mountain in Norway's Lyngen Alps. With its 1,100 vertical meters of rock, ice, snow, and no-fall zones, the massive south face was by far the most intimidating line of them all.

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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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