News Dec 06, 2012

‘ESPN Freeskiing’ Features Icelandic Landscapes in Webseries ‘A Skier’s Journey’

Ski photographer Jordan Manley’s ‘A Skier’s Journey‘ explores the distances a skier will go for his craft. The webisode series on ESPN’s blog ‘Freeskiing’ is in its third season and showcases Manley and his team skiing all over the world. For Episode 3 of this season, Manley and his team of skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots, traveled to Iceland where they filmed in Westfjords, the roughest, most remote part of Iceland. By 1940, Westfjords was abandoned, left with nothing but people’s homes and land. Manley tells of its haunting beauty, questioning how anyone could live in such extreme weather conditions. But by the end of his journey, he has fallen for Iceland’s beauty, saying: “I think again of the family in that farmhouse, and I can see why they chose to make a life here in this wild remote corner of the western fjords.”

To watch ‘A Skier’s Journey’: Iceland on ESPN’s Freeskiing blog, click here.