The Himalaya is a pilgrimage any person with a love of the mountains is compelled to make and Cody Townsend is no different. Joined by Chris Rubens and Anthony Bonello on an expedition to be the first to ski Mt Colangma (6952m), an unclimbed peak in the Tibetan Himalaya. For Cody, it was a logical progression in a freeski career punctuated with numerous successes and triumphs. And while the highest mountains on Earth have the capacity to humble high ambitions, their people demonstrate a blueprint for accepting failure.
What Goes Into An Expedition
Tibet in Virtual Reality
Go behind the scenes in an immersive virtual reality 180 experience with Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens as they explore the once forbidden city of Lhasa, acclimatize to altitude and stumble upon Buddhist caves. In basecamp take a tour to discover what goes into an expedition to the highest mountains on earth and ski from 6500m.
In VR180, visit the once forbidden city of Lhasa, the spiritual capital of Buddhism. Go inside the 1300 year old Johkang Temple and witness Buddhist pilgrims prostrating in the streets.Play 180° Video
Get a rare glimpse inside the Potala Palace, the traditional home of the Dalai Lama. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is one of the most important sites in Buddhism.Play 180° Video
Learn about the process of acclimatizing to the higher altitudes of the Himalaya as Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens prepare to climb and ski Colangma, an unclimbed peak in Tibet.
In VR180, take a tour of advance basecamp at 5300m in the Tibetan Himalaya. Meet the sherpas, learn what the team eat, how they sleep and other tricks for surviving in basecamp.Play 180° Video
Learn what gear Cody Townsend uses when skiing at high altitudes in the Himalaya.