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This Man Builds Skis in the Backcountry of Siberia

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The Great Siberian Traverse is a feature film from Sherpas Cinema that documents a 6,000-mile journey through Russia with pro skiers Ingrid Backstrom, Callum Pettit, and Nick Martini. The Trans-Siberian Railway takes the team deep into Siberia, finally arriving at the indigenous village of Ust'-Anzas. There, they meet Vitaly, a local man who builds skis from timber and coarse animal hair. In this clip, the team gets a few runs in on Vitaly's skis. You can follow Sherpas Cinema on Facebook here and on Instagram here.