Hadley Hammer Featured By National Geographic

Photograph by Jay Goodrich

National Geographic's Extreme Photo of the Week features Aion Ambassador Hadley Hammer dropping a huge cliff, known as Smart Bastard, in the Jackson Hole sidecountry.

“Once I popped the takeoff, I remember thinking ‘knuckles to buckles’ and then my mind went blank,” recalls local skier Hadley Hammer of this cliff most commonly called Smart Bastard in the Jackson Hole Ski Resort sidecountry. “Athletes always talk about the flow, or that moment when everything is still … and that was certainly one of those moments. The three seconds or so that I was in the air felt like three minutes.”

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