April 10, 2012

Adaptive Athlete Sitskis the Pondskim

West Elk ripper Chris Jefferson makes it across on a monoski at the 2012 Pond Skim.

Grand Junction based-athlete and Crested Butte Adaptive Sports Center participant, Chris Jefferson, successfully crossed the Slush Huck Pond Skim on a monoski last Saturday in front of an ecstatic crowd. The biggest cheers of the afternoon came for Jefferson, a paratrooper veteran.  Left is a composite photograph and below is his POV of the skim. Hell yeah from the West Elk Project crew Chris, way to give ‘er!




While they had official winners, Jefferson was the biggest winner in our hearts.  No matter what happens, you can still have as much fun as possible.  Props!

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3. Trent Bona
With the mountains, mountain culture and action sports as constant inspiration, Trent Bona has earned a respected name as a commercial and editorial photographer. An experienced international traveler, he knows more than a thing or two about roughing it abroad. His expertise is venturing far into the backcountry, of any continent, to capture adventure sports in one of their true habitats: the vastness of the unconquered outdoors.


matt feeney says:

Chris Jefferson…you’re my hero..

That is the best. Nice job. I was planning on trying this in Sun Valley this year, but I found out I missed the sign ups. Maybe next year.

Will Dujardin says:

This is so awesome! Jefferson is the man! True hero!