Watch a guy rappel down a cliff in order to snowboard

Xavier de la Rue is both awesome and insane. He got to the top of this mountain via helicopter, rappeled down the side of the mountain to a certain part of a cliff, then snowboarded down the rest of the way.

Xavier De Le Rue rappels a rocky cliff to access an awesome pow run.

What in Gods name would anyone ever want to do that for?

Just jump out of the helicopter to a spot where you can start your boarding. Sheesh, everyone has to make things tougher now-a-days.