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The second installment in the web series “The Revelstoke Diaries” features Revelstoke locals and professional skiers Greg Hill and Izzy Lynch.

Both longtime residents of Revelstoke, Hill and Lynch have a deep passion for skiing and protecting the environment.

Media company Holmlands spent a day with them in the Revelstoke hinterland, learning more about skiing, the Revelstoke community and how these two are doing positive things against climate change.

The two athletes skin their way through a forest of snow-covered fir trees deep in the Revelstoke wilderness, casually chatting about electric cars and cutting down fossil fuels – anything that helps transform the planet and the mountains that many of us call home.

In the mood for more Revelstoke Shred? Check out the full movie, The Revelstoke Diaries Here.

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Greg Hill started backcountry skiing in 1995 and moved to Revelstoke in 2000. As one of Canada’s premier ski mountaineers, Hill first made the news in 2010 when he was climbing and skiing 2 million vertical feet. He sold his truck and his snowmobile, no more heli-guides, and travels on all of his adventures in an electric car.

Izzy Lynch is an accomplished athlete and ski tourist who also has a great passion for the environment. Lynch currently works as a program coordinator for Protect our winters Canada.

Would you like to help make a difference? Until December 3rd, Protect Our Winters will compare all donations made three times.

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Mary Murphy

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Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. Her outdoor interests range from climbing to landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteenth or at a local bakery.

Topics: outdoor, skiing, winter

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