Ep. 12: Julian Carr – The Art of the Impossible

by Cory Richards + Chris Jerard

Julian Carr holds multiple world records for ski cliff drops. He has successfully executed 100+ foot drops over a dozen times and walked away without a scratch. This conversation dives into the fact that he is not an “adrenaline junkie”. His approach is one of being grateful, present and working through fear. By “dissecting fear” Julien has been able to achieve moments of connection with himself and his surroundings that make the impossible – possible.

Widely recognized for the biggest airs in skiing, Julian Carr has been featured in seven Warren Miller films, developing a reputation not only for big airs, but for all around skiing. He’s received a ‘Photo of the Year’ award from Powder Magazine, won the prestigious Sickbird Award on the Freeskiing World Tour, X-Games GOLD Medalist, & he holds two world records in cliff height. Julian serves as an ambassador for Protect Our Winters (POW), Climate Reality Project, & board member of Lands Conservation Foundation. He’s the founder of Discrete Clothing. Most recently, Julian founded a mountain running series, the Cirque Series, which is in its fourth season.

CJ and Cory dive into:

  • His journey to becoming a professional skier
  • Fear and the power of using fear to boost concentration
  • Julien’s protocol for skiing off 200 -foot cliffs (landing, sheerness, take off, self)
  • Gratitude practice
  • The stigma around adventure and action sports athletes as “adrenaline junkies”
  • His life as an entrepreneur
  • Achieving the impossible as an athlete
  • Human Being vs Human Doing in the age of Corona Virus

He is the Founder of Discrete Clothing and The Cirque Series

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