Brody Leven

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The glacier upon which we lived in Svalbard was enormous. Miles wide, it was virtually flat. And if it wasn't for the fjord at one end, it almost would have been hard to tell which direction was up-glacier and which was down-. But after only a day or two on the ice, we traveled all the way to the fjord into which the glacier terminus calves, scoping ski lines en route to inspecting the conditions of the sea ice as it moved in and out of the fjord. Back in civilization, Svalbardians(?) are able to check sea ice status online, using a satellite that color-codes ice on a map to show its thickness and coverage. While living on a glacier, though, there is only one way to tell: with an axe. #SFTVsvalbard #svalbard #rockdiscrete #norway #glacier #skiing #iphoneonly
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twitumf15 : @andrew.strachan
tanyaaaaaa90 : Nice picture
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This much skin exposed=frostbite. #SFTVsvalbard
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manningmtn : #shouldawornabufff
326justin : Wicked pic!
preid44 : @kashleyreid
iprosecutor : Awesome!
zdicken6 : Amazing photo! πŸ‚
nealsreelz : Oh my god!!!! 😎
yipangie : awesome
trackimo : Great photo!
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Of the ten people on our expedition, there were only three of us skiing for the cameras in Svalbard. @codytownsend and @chrisrubens are two of the most respected big mountains skiers in the world and, conveniently, also two of the nicest people I possibly could hiked around the Arctic with. They are steeped in how to make any turn look good in any snow conditions. Their technique is dialed and their attitudes are endlessly positive. One of their best mutual characteristics is a willingness to share their experience-based knowledge with me, a relative newcomer. I just wish they would have put my outfit on and taken my runs in front of the camera for me. If they had, I'd be the hottest thing in skiing right now. #SFTVsvalbard
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bettybanks65 : CoolπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š
brodyleven : @beccadang thank you! There was like 18 daily hours of golden-hour light per day by the time we left.
brodyleven : @sierraquitiquit also waiting for the day I can finally make you look good.
kanda244 : SickπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
326justin : Amazing shot!!! Quality profile!
mortengerman : @c.buhl hvis jeg siger Svalbard?? Hvad tænker du så?
beccadang : @brodyleven amazing, I am glad you got to witness such beauty.
stoke.train : Stoked!
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Wait, I just realized: Do you guys and girls even know why I was in Svalbard? [#SFTVsvalbard & @goalzero & #gopro]
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oskmatth : πŸ’› Amazing πŸ’›
phwadsworth : Because you hadn't been there yet and found a way to make it pay
tdnelson48 : To go see that one vault thingy that has a crap ton of seeds to start crops again after the apocalypse.
j_powiii : Sick goggles @rich248d
rich248d : Ikr @j_powiii i was gonna say tht to u
brodyleven : @tdnelson48 wins too.
nilsantonwolf : I have this skigoggles Too πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
jackstauss : No
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Pee tree 78'N -23 degrees Fahrenheit Svalbard #SFTVsvalbard Any questions?
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bakeradventure : @alexquitiquit well played
rachelmze : I LOVE this. Seriously the best thing I've seen all day.
rachelmze : .... Maybe I need to see more things if a pee tree is the highlight of my day
trangosportnature : When did you go up there ? @brodyleven
caseyduncan10 : @megwil_orwont word of the day- pee tree
m_roofurd : @letsonbay
dianamadson : @travissteil
aaronzajonc : What is the meaning of life?
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Base camp on Svalbard was preliminarily built under decent weather conditions with optimistic thoughts. We pointed toward nearby mountains to see what was surrounding us on the long, yawning, flat glacier lined by steep mountains cut with couloirs on one side and mellow hills dotted with reindeer on the other. By the time we reached the nearby ridge, the wind was already starting to show itself to @codytownsend. It would rarely hide for the next 13 days. #SFTVsvalbard
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jonathanduncanphoto : Well, T and I want the full scoop sometime! 🌞
slcbikergirl : Great photo Brody!! πŸ˜³πŸ‘
amael_c : Stunning !
otizmonika : GenialπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘
ottoviani : Perfect !
dangostino : @edwardjoreilly that you?
richardcupai : πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸΌ
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That's a lot of gear and people and horsepower for a human-powered ski expedition. And that means a lot of delicious food. #nocomplaints #SFTVsvalbard
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vincepru : πŸ‘ I want your life @brodyleven be safe bruddaa maan
mirandaleconte : Looks like so much fun!
annalisamillo : πŸ’ŽπŸ’― be safe dude!
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Our crew was, for the most part, experienced with expedition-style camps. Building base camp is always a chore, but the calm weather and mild (sub-0) temperatures were conducive to tall wind walls, bomber tent anchors, and comfortable cook and group tents. It was to be home for the next week...or maybe it would be two weeks? "I brought food for 16 days." -Steve, guide. #SFTVsvalbard
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turbodadd : Crazy
ollealveroth : Are you on Svalbard? Be sure to carry a rifle πŸ‘
liahlm : Why are you so cool
iancolwell : Ahhh, this is awesome!
luxeadventuretrvlr : So beautiful! Svalbard is still one of my unique places we've been.
vanessabeucher : where can we find the whole story of the trip? @brodyleven
brodyleven : @vanessabeucher right here! And next winter there will be @salomonfreeski TV movies. And a magazine article. In general, just keep your eyes peeled.
murilomiatello : Awesome
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(continued from last post)...and when the ice was frozen, it was often saturated in water that sat atop the soft ice, though that didn't make it entirely unsafe to cross. #SFTVsvalbard
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mirandaleconte : 😍
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During the 6+ hour snowmobile ride to the glacier where we'd build our base camp, photographer @reubenkrabbe captured the fracturing sea ice that we were SUPPOSED to be snowmobiling across. The fjord, however, had other plans for us. Sea ice such as this can come and go on a daily basis. One day, a miles-wide fjord can be covered in 20" of ice. The next day, the wind can blow all of the ice out into the open sea and only cold water sits in its wake. This obviously makes long distances tough to cover over multiple days, because a massive fjord like this one can be safe to cross one day, but open water and hugely taxing to navigate around the next. #SFTVsvalbard
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bjarnesalen : The master @reubenkrabbe πŸ‘
reubenkrabbe : @bjarnesalen yes
alexandrakilcomm : How long was the detour around?
brodyleven : @alexandrakilcomm good question. Over an hour, with lots of sidehilling on huge snowmobiles with huger trailers pulling tons (literally) of gear.
alexandrakilcomm : What a trek! There's always a way.
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