Skiing the last days of summer
Today has a distinct wintery feel to it. Snow is on the mountains down to 1600 meters and a cold north wind is blowing but we've just had a perfect month of Indian Summer.
Tragedy on the Haute-Route
"It was like a battlefield, so I said to myself there is very little chance that some of them are alive" - Tommaso Piccioli, one of the three survivors of the Haute-Route disaster that killed 7 of his
Young German film maker Florian Nick spent 2 weeks on Mont Blanc to record a little under 4 minutes of amazing footage of the mountain and its glaciers.
On cross country skis, and why not?
David Picard and Nicolas Perrier work for the ESF at Chamrousse and are coaches with the SNBC (Belledonne-Chamrousse ski club).
Pierra Menta 64 under foot
In his 8th Webepisode, and the first for this season, Rancho (aka Enak Gavaggio) takes on the Pierre Menta ski mountaineering competition, well the 4th stage of the Grand Mont with some 2500 meters of
Nevis Range Back Corries
Nice little look at the Nevis Range Back Corries. Epic views. Not sure I would call it "alpine", reminds me more of the French Massif Central.
A legend falls
The Linceul, the Shroud, it is on every climbers bucket list but amongst skiers it is a myth. Skied by Jérome Ruby on snowboard and Sam Baugey on skis in 1995 it has never been repeated.
10th December snow conditions
Given the worries about the lack of snow I thought it might be a good idea to give a short video report on the snow conditions in the Belledonne (French Northern Alps) today.
Brevent proximity wingsuit
We've seen some pretty spectacular wingsuit flying on the Brevent over the last couple of years and there have been a fair number of deaths as other pilots try to emulate their heros.
Deep in Baffin
In the Spring of 2014, Damien, Thibaut, Rémi and François went to ski the steep couloirs of Baffin Island. This film shows the adventure, the journey, skiing, discovery, all north of the 70° parallel.
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