Home for the Holidays: Lucas Debari

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Lucas Debari grew up near Seattle in Glacier, WA in the shadow of Mt. Baker – a mountain that inspired him to go beyond the halfpipe and into the backcountry where conditions are variable, but the rewards are great. His passion for the elusive lines of the backcountry most recently led him to explore an unidentified glacier region of Greenland. He returns home to Seattle, WA on December 2nd to go behind the scenes of the filmmaking of “Mica to Greenland” with his expedition teammate Ralph Backstrom and pro snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington.

Debari was inspired by one pixelated photo of an unknown peak first shown to him by fellow mountaineer Jim Zellers. He made it his mission to plan the perfect expedition to explore and ride this unidentified glacier region in Greenland.

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“The Greenland Project” follows Debari and skier Johnny Collinson as they prepare for the trip of a lifetime, shredding soft pillow lines in the backcountry of Mica, British Columbia, before heading off in pursuit of Greenland's most epic peaks with Hilaree O'Neill and Ralph Backstrom. Months of planning, a boat, and a team of sled dogs eventually brought Debari and his crew to the base of Greenland’s most beautiful peaks with the hope of finding some unexplored and rideable terrain. The team found what they were looking for, and more, including some heartbreak and disappointment.

For the full story, join Lucas Debari at the Neptune Theatre at 1303 NE 45th Street, Seattle on December 2nd at 7:30pm.

The evening is presented by The North Face and REI with tickets available at: the North Face Speaker Series page or check out the Seattle facebook event page.

To get stoked, watch the trailer: “Mica to Greenland”

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