In Print: Snowboard Canada (Buyers Guide 2012) / by Strain

This photo is a couple years old, but I knew it would one day find a home in print. When I was in the 'Whistler Backcountry' for the Ski Salt Lake Shootout, we spied a lone splitboarder bootpacking under a cliff face to get on top of a single line, etched with perfect Wasatch precision into the north bowl of Red Baldy. His touring party happened to be another Whistler crew, so we posted up with them to watch this rather interesting line choice unfold. The rider, Dave Henkel, dropped in and fully committed to the straightline, maching through the farmed turns at Xavier speed. I shot a couple frames wide at the start, then zoomed in to capture a tighter frame as he approached the bottom of the line.

This photo is very much a right place, right time capture - if I had toured through here half an hour early or later, I wouldn't have gotten this photograph. Sometimes, that's all it takes.

 (Andrew Strain)
 (Andrew Strain)