Not My Brother's Keeper

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There are some secrets you keep, even from your brother. Exhibit A: a perfect location for a jump located somewhere within the vast, 300-square-kilometer backcountry rider’s delight that is British Columbia’s Pemberton Icecap. Located west of Whistler, north of Squamish and south of Pemberton, the Icecap is the sort of snowy expanse where you might not bump into anyone else at all, let alone your brother.

There was a time when the Pettit brothers-19-year-old Callum and 16-year-old Sean-were inseparable. This winter, in fact, marked the first time they’d spent more than four days apart. But more and more, they are going their separate ways: different sponsors, trips, film projects and overall trajectories. Such was the situation out on the Icecap one day this winter, when Callum was sessioning his “secret spot” with Dana Flahr and a Teton Gravity Research film crew. Or it was the situation, until Sean snowmobiled up with a crew of his own, from Matchstick Productions.

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Author

Micah Abrams/ESPN

Date

May 01, 2009