By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 5 years ago January 28, 2019

WATCH: 'The FIFTY' with Cody Townsend

Introducing 'The Fifty'. A project to climb and ski all 50 lines chronicled in the book, "The Fifty Classic Descents of North America" by Chris Davenport, Penn Newhard, and Art Burrows. 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.

In episode 1, Cody provides the details on the project and ticks off the first line of the adventure, the Messner Couloir on Denali, the highest mountain in North America.

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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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