Stand tall against peer pressure.
Peer pressure is a challenging factor in the backcountry. It only takes one boisterous, overconfident individual to get a whole group into trouble. Travis runs into this all the time when filming sketchy segments. “For line choices, shooting big jumps and riding extreme terrain, especially when we have huge camera crews involved, the most difficult thing I do is to say ‘no,'” he says. “You have to be pretty self-centered in that you’re the only one who can really look out for yourself in the backcountry.” If you’re uncomfortable with decisions being made, speak up and either try to reach some kind of resolve or just say “no.”Back to top