Jackson Hole, WY (July 30, 2014) — The award-winning producers from action sports media company Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announce the release of the second and final Higher trailer. Slated for a September 2014 world premiere, Higher traces the origins and pinnacle achievements of Jeremy Jones, one of the greatest big mountain snowboarders of our time, co-directed by Jones and his brothers, TGR co-founders Todd and Steve Jones.
Ten-time Snowboarder magazine ‘Big Mountain Rider of the Year’ Jeremy Jones revolutionized backcountry snowboarding with Deeper, his 2010 ode to splitboarding and human-powered adventure. His 2012 sequel Further took him to the planet’s most remote mountain ranges and earned him a nod as a 2013 National Geographic ‘Adventurer of the Year’. His environmental advocacy work with Protect Our Winters won him recognition as one of President Barack Obama’s 2013 ‘Champions of Change’. Now, Jones and TGR’s crew are elevating their game and taking their quest to the highest standard for the third and final installment of the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy from Teton Gravity Research.
“I have set up my life around finding and riding the planet’s best mountains for snowboarding, and Higher represents the pinnacle achievements in my life as a snowboarder,” says Jeremy Jones. “As much as I appreciate all the accolades I have received in snowboarding, these lines mean the most to me. They are my lifetime achievement awards.”
Higher traces Jones’ snowboarding journey from hiking Cape Cod’s Jailhouse Hill as a child to accumulating several generations’ worth of wisdom and expertise about thriving and surviving in the winter wilderness. Jones has gathered old friends and new to pass the torch to the next generation of big mountain rippers, leaving tracks on signature lines in the close-to-home playgrounds he’s made his own around Jackson Hole, and making history with far-flung first descents in the Eastern Alaska Range and an unclimbed, unridden spine wall in Nepal’s Himalayan mountains, where the stakes are as high as the peaks themselves.
Starring: Jeremy Jones / Ryland Bell / Bryan Iguchi / Luca Pandolfi
On Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming / Alaska Range, Alaska / Himalaya, Nepal / Cape Cod, Massachusetts
“Higher provides a more intimate look at Jeremy’s life and career — from conflicts arising from a life in the mountains dealing with family and the loss of friends — to his most recent achievements climbing and riding the biggest lines of his life,” says Steve Jones. “It’s the most powerful film we’ve produced.”
Higher will premiere September 6, 2014 at Squaw Valley, Calif. followed by a world film tour and releases on iTunes, DVD and Blu-ray.
Visit TetonGravity.com/tours to buy premiere tickets and view a full list of tour stops.
About Teton Gravity Research
Since 1996, TGR has worked with the top athletes in their respective disciplines to capture, celebrate, and bring to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with action sports. Known for its media and lifestyle products, TGR has significant production experience on all seven continents including commercial work, branded entertainment, original television programming, and 32 award-winning feature films. TGR is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, BICEP, Surfrider Foundation, and Protect Our