JACKSON, Wyo. — So, in case you are wondering, that was Brie Larson on top of the Grand last August.
The Academy Award winning actress ‘secretly’ climbed Grand Teton in August 2019, according to a story in Men’s Health. She was encouraged by celebrity trainer Jason Walsh, who is from Wyoming, to scale the second-highest peak in the state in preparation for her role in Captain Marvel.
Larson trained for six weeks before quietly coming to Jackson Hole last summer and scaling the 13,775-footer with little fanfare. She did make a YouTube video of the occasion where she called the feat a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Just to make sure the climb was done right, Larson and Walsh enlisted the help of legendary alpinist and photographer Jimmy Chin. Chin also won an academy award for his directorial work on Free Solo. Maybe the two posed with their statutes on top?
It certainly is a Grand Teton first: Two Academy Award winners at the summit at one time.
One thing’s for sure, the Hollywood actress was floored by the view.
“I don’t know how to describe getting to the top,” Larson says in the video. “You just get so deeply rewarded with that view. That view is out of control.”
Larson said her work on action movies makes her look like a superhuman, but that’s a lot of CGI, she admitted.
Larson kept her accomplishment under wraps until recently revealing the 16-minute video on YouTube.