RedBull Raw 100: Backcountry

Published on March 17, 2016,

 

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The idea behind the “Raw 100” series is to see what cinematographers and athletes can do in the window of 100 seconds.  No music, no slow-mo, just natural sounds, and the reality of 24 frames a second.  Previous instalments of the series have been incredibly well put together, from camera movements to the natural style of the athletes, you might say, a rather lofty bar had been set.  Now the question was simply… how do we make it different?  After much debate we went with the obvious… tell a story.  Show people a good o’l time in the mountains.  Take a couple days, head for the hills, sleep under the stars, and capture an experience, rather than just a trail.

 

RIder: Mike Hopkins Location: Monashee Mountains, BC

You might be asking yourself, Who is Scott Secco?

Well… (commence rambling) take the work ethic of a Himalayan Ox, the flock frequency of well caffineated hummingbirds, and a mind with an unbelievable aptitude for archiving mountain media.   Mix thoroughly.  Pour contents into the polite frame of a cross country runner, and “Voila!”.  You have yourself one of mountain biking’s hardest working cinematographers, Scott Secco.

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Bread amidst the hipster capital of Canada, Scott skirted the Victorian quo.  Sidestepping the vintage clothing and prescription-less tributes to Buddy Holly, he traded the irony of “uncool” for muddy boots, a dusty camera bag, a Dodge caravan, and a serious amount of talent behind the lens.  Fresh off the breakout release of his first feature film “Builder”, Scott teamed with photographer, friend, and all around badass Bruno Long and I for this hike in the hills.  You might say it was about time Scott wet his beak in the backcountry.  Never one to shy from a challenge this RAW100 is the product of his first unsupported multi-day trip.  We like to think he did a pretty damn good job.

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The Joss Peak Adventure by Numbers:

4 Days

3 Nights

1 Hidden Cabin

5 Glaciers

2 Jet Boils

1 Pack Rat

3 Alpine Lakes

1 Firetower

10 000 feet of climbing

1 Flask of whiskey

2 Burnt Forests

1 Full Moon

1 Fist Bump from a squirrel named “Chuck”

12 hours of collective sleep

2 Grizzly Bears

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One Helluva A Good Time!

We set out in search of a new experience and Revelstoke did as Revelstoke does… it delivered.

Instagram:

Scott Secco: @scott_secco

Bruno Long: @brunolongphotography

Mike Hopkins: @mikejhopkins

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