This year’s Formation freeride progression camp for women had very low key media coverage so that the athletes could focus on the riding. As a result, there wasn’t too much by way of images and video coming out of the event. However, Red Bull sponsored freeskiier Michelle Parker took her film crew along to film an episode of her documentary series ‘Originate’.
This short film provides some more insight into what it meant to the riders there, and some of the challenges they faced in adapting to the exposed terrain. There are certainly a few spots of onboard footage that will make your legs wobble. And if they don’t, maybe you should be trying to catch the attention of the organisers in the hope of attending next year’s event? Katie Holden, who pulled it all together, hopes to grow the event to something bigger, until there’s a whole swathe of female freeriders with the skills and experience needed to tackle the Utah terrain. Or, maybe, elsewhere in the world too? When we spoke to Veronique Sandler, she suggested that a possible format could be a series of events or workshops in different locations around the world.
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