You don’t usually associate Australia with world-class skiers, however Russell Henshaw is one of the exceptions. Born in Sydney in 1990, Russell, or ‘Russ’ for short, had his heart set on skiing from an early age. When he was three, he strapped on a pair of skis and set off down the mountain for the first time. When he was still a grom, his parents decided to move to the snowfields of Jindabyne, New South Wales, where Russ could focus on developing his fast-accelerating talent and enter under-12 slalom events.
Working for Russ’ major sponsor Red Bull, Justin was given the task of editing a profile piece on the influential Australian skier and in particular the fact that Russ was the first person in the world to land a triple back flip!