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Former Olympian skis the men’s downhill course with a camera in hand instead of poles

By Molly

Former downhill Olympian Graham Bell takes us into the heart of the beast, namely the Rosa Khutor course in Sochi, the site of the men’s downhill races. He has made it a tradition when he gets a chance to ski an Olympic course to do so with a camera. So that’s what he did in Sochi, too.

With a camera attached to the front of his left ski and one in his hand, he skied without poles down the steep, icy course. That’s impressive enough and would be an interesting video, but he takes it up a notch by offering commentary all the way down…

If you want to just get a quick idea of the pitch on some parts of the run, Instagrammer and member of the Italian ski team Warner Heel,  posted this picture a few days ago to give some perspective…

sochi pitch

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