CYRENAICS

Latest

August

lyskamLYSKAM summer ski mission

Luca Pandolfi called me up in the midst of a hot humid rainy mid summer period telling me we should go ski Lyskam. It is an amazing face in a zone i havent been so I dug out what i could find of my ski kit under- way- under the summer junks. Upon our arrival to the refuge, a picture of the face got me somewhat pessimistic, it looked like the rain had crusted the bottom half of the face. This is the type of face you want to ski with good big powdery turns, fluidly (or else you didn’t really ski it) … not really a jump turn- sideway skiing type thing. That said because of that: (what some would call) “snobbism” , i still havent skied the Couturier or the Gervasutti. On our way, we met with friends-ski world -movers and shakers joe vallone, PTOR and glen Plake who shared the same dreams . awesome!. At the summit , we made a few turns down the benedetti line on the N.face until we realized it was really gonna be miserable another 200 meters down. So we climbed back up and skied the other side. Oh well. im glad i saw that zone, a must do. I enjoy that kind of summer ski mission

The rest of August was unstable and rainy and crowded.I barely had windows to take my bike out on my days off. Dreaming i am getting dusted on the black rock desert celebrating hedonism. .

luca pandolfi

20140805-T84A0852

20140805-T84A0868

20140805-T84A0880

Joe vallone, glen plake, ptor

joe vallone

glen plake

glen plake

cosmo jazz

cosmojazz

cosmojazz

cosmojazz

cosmojazz

Every year Andre Manoukian brings us the cosmojazz festival, A massive amount of amazing musicians from everywhere playing a wide very wide variety of jazz. Here some pictures of the Ethiopians ESTER RADA and the band from chicago who killed it in the center of cham : HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE from Chicago

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE from Chicago

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE from Chicago

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE from Chicago

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE from Chicago

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE from Chicago

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE from Chicago

ESTER RADA: israeli ethiopienne singer and her awesome musicians.

ESTER RADA: israeli ethiopienne singer and her awesome musicians.

ESTER RADA: israeli ethiopienne singer and her awesome musicians.

ESTER RADA: israeli ethiopienne singer and her awesome musicians.

ESTER RADA: israeli ethiopienne singer and her awesome musicians.

ESTER RADA: israeli ethiopienne singer and her awesome musicians.

ESTER RADA: israeli ethiopienne singer and her awesome musicians.

ESTER RADA: israeli ethiopienne singer and her awesome musicians.

summer

between the rain and the job; Some climbing, biking…

blaitiere, ciseaux, fou, moon

blaitiere, ciseaux, fou, moon

Benoit Sancesario-Lasson- mont blanc

Benoit Sancesario-Lasson- mont blanc

Benoit Sancesario-Lasson- mont blanc

Benoit Sancesario-Lasson- mont blanc

Eva Eskilsson on peigne

sunsets

I am working night shift so I am waking up to this everyday…

mont blanc, mont maudit, tacul

mont blanc, mont maudit, tacul

aiguille de chamonix: grand charmoz, Grepon

aiguille de chamonix: grand charmoz, Grepon

aiguille de chamonix: blaitiere, ciseaux, fou

aiguille de chamonix: blaitiere, ciseaux, fou

where people ski

tof henry

tof henry

tof henry

tof henry

tof henry

michael "bird" shaffer

michael “bird” shaffer

michael "bird" shaffer, julot  berger

michael “bird” shaffer, julot berger

michael "bird" shaffer

michael “bird” shaffer

damien deschamp

ben briggs, mikko heimonen, jesper

ben briggs, mikko heimonen, jesper

aiguille du plan

aiguille du plan

tracks incognitos

Jordan Manley

Conditions in cham havent been very inviting so I’ve watched a lot of movies. After going thru my usual classic like “natural born killer” or “american beauty” and other “usual suspect” …i went back to the outdoor world and re watched All the Jordan Manley films. Those are still, by far, the best ski movies i have seen EVER. Well, to be fair, It is not your usual ski porn however they always take me somewhere with a well build atmosphere, good storyline and perfect imagery and most of all no bragging. They inspire me. To travel, go ski but also to maybe get into filming. More of a documentary/ski/poetic type stuff.
Unfortunately jordan is injured at the moment so nothing is new…but so good.

Argentina: A Skier’s Journey EP3 [Season 2] from Jordan Manley Photography on Vimeo.

Dubai: A Skier’s Journey EP2 [S3] from Jordan Manley Photography on Vimeo.

Baffin Island: A Skier’s Journey EP2 [Season 2] from Jordan Manley Photography on Vimeo.

Iceland: A Skier’s Journey EP3 [S3] from Jordan Manley Photography on Vimeo.

Japan: A Skier’s Journey EP1 S3 from Jordan Manley Photography on Vimeo.

Image

tof henry double back flip

tof henry

Image

hectic

glacier-1

A whole lot of nothing

It is spring , i am not working. My list of proud “tik” off that dream bucket should be huge by now. Not. I didn’t do shit. I tried a few time. Waited for a window, 8 hours at the top of the midi. I skied absolutely nothing worth writing about. But i hung out a lot , talked to a lot beautiful people. Partied a little. I had a spectacular last run down grand montet face on acid at sunset over a multicolored cloud. Hung out more. Good times really. The current conditions are not easy to read if you are on the lazy side of things…I am. it is good. Maybe i will score before it is too late. Or not. It is Ok.

tof-1-2

tof-1-3

tof-1-4

tof-1-5

tof-1-6

tof-1

top-1-10

top-1-11

top-1-14

top-1-16

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 149 other followers