Jacob Wester is a professional freeskier, constantly exploring the backcountry and scoping out different lines and faces to ski. He documents his adventures on his YouTube channel, and this latest push down the  Hanging Gardens line on the famous Pas de Chevre face in Chamonix, France is one of the most badass lines yet. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“Dropping in, I was blown away by the snow quality on this often sun-affected mid-mountain west face, and as the indescribable excitement of making fast powder turns in the sun took over my senses, I realized I wasn’t entirely sure of where I was going. When I came around the corner at the end anticipating a clean exit, nothing but air was below my ski tips. I had gotten lost, in a very bad place to be standing around…”