Ford Ranger Built for the Fifty Classic Ski Descents

The FIFTY involves a lot of driving and a lot of camping. The vehicle that gets Cody around North America is a 2019 Ford Ranger equipped out with a GFC Camper and a bevy of unique and custom built storage, organization and car camping tools. In this episode, a tour of the truck is given to show how the truck was customized for chasing classics across North America. Sneak peak at cinematographer extraordinaire Bjarne’s Salen’s custom built Ram Promaster Van along with a guest appearance by van life connoisseur Jimmy Chin.

The FIFTY is a project following Cody Townsend as he attempts to climb and ski all fifty of the lines and mountains chronicled in the book, “The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.” The series documents Townsend’s journey’s, travels, challenges and each line and mountain listed in the book. It’s a journey through the most majestic mountains and ski lines in North America along with a unique insight into how skiers make decisions in the backcountry, how they plan, navigate and safely move through the mountains and the people that dedicate their lives to the mountains. 50classicskidescents.com

Products used in “The Fifty” 2019 Ford Ranger Rig:
Ford Ranger: 
RadFlo Suspension:
Total Chaos Fabrication UCA: 
BFG K02:
GoFast Camper (GFC):
Truck Bed Drawer Plans: 
Thule 
YETI 
Little Buddy Heater: 
GFC Bars: 
Zamp Solar: 
Thule Xtender SnowPack:
Thule WingBar Evo:
Thule AirScreen:

Images: Madeline Fones


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Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and include three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar travels include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. He lives in Prescott, Arizona