A new film from Patagonia blends psych with psychology as it captures backcountry snowboarding in the Swiss Alps.

The 18-minute short film follows Patagonia ambassador Nicholas Wolken. As well as co-founding powder snowboard and splitboard company Korua Shapes, Wolken is a psychologist – a fact which the film explores in some depth.

‘If I want to change, I need to look inside myself. To find that intimate connection we all share with this planet. This way doing the right thing becomes an act of compassion rather than a moral obligation.’

In between some absolutely phenomenal splitboarding sequences, Wolken and his mates talk about the importance of nature and outdoor pursuits, about feeling small again and the desire to protect nature, because we are all a part of it.

Watch the film below!

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Photography by Carlos Blanchard