Throw Back Thursday - Drop IN Project

Jan 22, 2015

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Hair Jump p. Britta Meyer

Jeremy McGhee is defiant. He defies gravity, physics, and he defies darkness – his own. Jeremy grew up immersed in the world of surfing and snowboarding, discovering his passion for both early on in life. In 2001, at age 25, Jeremy lost the use of his body from the waist down in a motorcycle accident 2 blocks from home.

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p. Nick Isabella

Instead of letting the darkness of his injury and his inabilities swallow him whole, Jeremy has looked to it to maintain his motivation to do what he loves for the past 14 years. In 2012 that motivation brought him to the top of Bloody Couloir, a 12,544ft backcountry route just south of Mammoth. With his legs following on a sled behind him, it took more than 1,000 pull-ups with a specially-made ascension cord to reach the summit. Then, perched atop his sit-ski, he made his way down with all the natural style of the veteran he is.

Pulling himself up Bloody

Released in December 2013, the Drop IN Project follows Jeremy’s story to the top of Bloody; his passion, his daily battle with darkness and his will to survive.

Check out Drop IN Project
 and read more about Jeremy and more of our mountain ambassadors in Mammoth Magazine, online here.

See you on the hill!