Hi Gray, it seems like you are quite a world traveller: which was your last trip? And which the most memorable one?
I have been very fortunate to travel to some far corners of this planet in search of snow and last year was definitely a highlight. My last big expedition was to Northern Bolivia, into a very remote mountain range for about a month. It was a very powerful, eye-opening and amazing trip full of first descents, long hikes, bad weather and alpacas. We were able to summit and ride our objective peak of 6000 meters and come home in one piece. I have such fond memories of most trips but I would say that our time in the Indian Himalaya this past year was very memorable. Very little snowboarding went down but to be immersed in the various cultures of India was something I have learned a lot from and will hold strong memories of for a long time.
You’ve just earned the Sequence Mag cover. How did you ended up in Switzerland and how did you get in touch with Silvano?
First of all, I feel honored to be on the cover of Sequence magazine! Switzerland feels almost like a second home to me now, I absolutely love the country, mountains, snow and friends there. I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time around Saas-Fee over the past couple of years riding with Fredi Kalbermatten and working on some projects for Holden Outerwear. Fredi and Silvano are good friends, they have been shooting together for a while and are from a similar area in Switzerland so I got to know Silvano through Fredi when I was in Switzerland. Silvano also shoots photos for Holden so we grew a relationship through that as well. He is not only one of the most talented photographers I’ve ever worked with but also a world-class, awesome human and a great friend.