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WATCH: The FIFTY - Spearhead Traverse

The Spearhead Traverse is a classic line that links Whistler and Blackcomb mountains via a 20+ mile long traverse. The ski tour was first done over the course of many days in the 1970's and has now become a test piece for ski mo racers seeking speed and records. After a few months of the most ski touring in his life, Cody set off to test himself and attempt to capture the FKT (Fastest Known Time).


'The FIFTY' is a project to climb and ski all 50 lines chronicled in the book, "The Fifty Classic Descents of North America". Over the next three years, Cody Townsend will be chronicling the adventures, challenges, and travels as he takes on a collection of the most aesthetic, spectacular, and hardest lines in North America.

Line #1: Messner Couloir

Line #2: Mt. Superior

Line #3: Terminal Cancer

Line #4: Hypodermic Needle

Line #5: Mt. Currie

Line #6: Aemmer Couloir

Line #7: Joffre Peak

Line #8: The Sphinx

Line #9: Pontoon Peak