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Jessica Baker

Executive Producer/ Skier

Former World Tour Freeskiing champion, professional mountain guide, and mother, Jessica Baker, has a knack for seeking out remote adventures. From a young age Jessica developed a love for wild and mountainous landscapes while growing up on a small farm in North Idaho. From the Arctic to the southernmost Andes, Jessica has spanned the globe with her ski and alpine endeavors. Jessica lives in Jackson, WY with her husband, a fellow mountain guide, and

her two young daughters. To learn more about Jessica go to

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Rachael Burks

Producer / Skier

Rachael is a professional skier based out of Utah. She competed on the Freeskiing World Tour internationally (where she met Jessica Baker 20 years ago) and has since appeared in several Warren Miller and Teton Gravity Research Films. Rachael sits on the board of a non-profit called The Billy Poole Foundation designed to inspire youth to spend time outside. She can be found at either Alta or Snowbird most winter days at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon .  

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Erich Roepke

D.O.P/ Editor

Erich Roepke is a freelance cinematographer based in the Tetons. Erich specializes in cinematic documentary coverage in some of the world's harshest environments, from Mt. Everest to Antarctica. His clients have included National Geographic, BBC, Adidas, Warren Miller, Canon Cameras, Teton Gravity Research and more.

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Sophie Danison

Photographer / Cinematographer

Sophie is a documentary filmmaker, video editor and photographer, drawn to the intersection of social advocacy and the outdoors. She has filmed and edited content ranging from fly fishing to big mountain skiing and rafting to rock climbing. 

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Benjamin Ruffieux
Skipper / Captain

Captain Ben was born in a land-locked Switzerland, but by the age of 13 let his parents in on his life's purpose: to buy and live on a sailboat. To this day he tells people this was not the dreaming imagination of a child, it was a statement of fact. By 20 his plan was in action. He has spent the majority of his past 15 years living and working off a sailboat. The first 7 years was an engineless boat called 'Dira' which he circumnavigated the world several times with until discovering what it was like to 'sail in the ice'. Once he discovered what that was like he and his partner decided they needed a vessel more suited for Arctic sailing and bought 'The Knut'. 

Ben is an artist above all things. He is an accomplished photographer, published author, and reads a book a day. He and his partner Mélina Repond (also a recognized artist) started a non-profit aboard the Knut designed to take artists into the Arctic to document its splendor. 

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