Teton Gravity Research took to Corbet’s Couloir in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming, USA to send it down the technical ski descent.
What was most notable is that this has never been done before by bike. The drop is named as such after local legend Barry Corbet famously spotted the narrow crease of snow shaped like an upside down funnel and remarked, “Someday someone will ski that.”
Corbet would never have suspected that anyone on a pair of wheels would take on the line though but that’s just what Trek Factory rider Casey Brown and freeride veteran Cam McCaul did.
Rated as a double black diamond run, it’s only beaten by a triple black diamond run in terms of difficulty and that’s for skiing, let alone on two wheels.
Unlike their skiing counterpart, Brown and McCaul pick up an intense speed as they drop down.
Brown told Bicycling: “after I landed the drop I thought I could make a couple carves, but the pitch is so steep that I just picked up an enormous amount of speed. All of a sudden I was just going way too fast to do anything.”
“It was really committing, and I didn’t really know what the outcome was going to be. I just looked at the first couple steps, not what was going to come next,” Brown said, adding “I put my full trust in Cam.”
“It’s definitely one of the most monumental things I’ve ever done,” she said, and we can see why. Send it!