S2:E2 JT Holmes


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JT Holmes is a world-class professional skier and aerial athlete. Holmes grew up on the slopes of Squaw Valley and as a 15-year-old fell in with freeskiing legend Shane McConkey. McConkey taught Holmes that existence as a professional skier was a possibility .... and that anything was possible in life. Holmes has never turned back. A tremendously focused person, Holmes knew from a young age that he always wanted to be a professional skier. This passion has never faded and sits at the core of his existence. While skiing has always been his first love, his career has been a boundless exercise in the possibilities of gravity-fed passions. Skiing led to base jumping, which led to ski base jumping and in recent years, speed flying. A Red Bull and GoPro athlete, Holmes is a pioneer in freeskiing and high-flying aerial pursuits. Beyond his pursuit of these gravity-fed sports, Holmes has carved out a role as a Hollywood stuntman, with highly-acclaimed aerial work in Transformers 3, Hangover 3, Godzilla, Fast and Furious 7, The Amazing Spider Man 2, and more. However, Holmes career has not come without a cost. While his personal and professional passions have given him the ultimate in athletic fulfillment, it has also take the lives of his two closest friends. It was a tremendous honor to sit down and chat with Holmes. A soulful guy who is tremendously intelligent, Holmes shares unflinching and open insights into the motivations behind one of the most accomplished mountain adventure athletes in the world. We're grateful for the inspiration that JT has provided a generation of mountain athletes and we hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. ?I?nspired by ?JT? Read further? here: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook: @jtholmesjr 60 Minutes Eiger Feature: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/60-minutes-films-jt-holmes-terrifying-run/ CBS News "Birdman" Feature: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/jt-holmes-birdman-days/ Check out the Cowboys Fiddle (the_cowboys_fiddle) on Instagram to enjoy more of their music. This duo of 13-year-old Elia Schreiber and Declan Mac are responsible for the music of Season 2 of Afterglow.

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