les jardin de talefre

My friend Kevin who I met riding in Mammoth lakes california is visiting cham for the first time. We havent seen each other since i moved to Chamonix and he moved to Montana (is there mountains there?). So what a better way to introduce him to cham and to what Ive been doing for the past 5 years than to take him in the heart of it all: Les jardins de talefre. Loaded with wiskey, pastis and cigarettes we go on his first ride up the aiguille du midi and on to the refuge du couvercle on a 2 days trip. My 2 rad friends Brendan and Magnus joined us for the first day. We skied the croulante and the col des droites. both in good conditions. The col des droites was perfect corn top to bottom and is a great run, i have being denying that run over the more aggressive runs around for a long time and it ended up being the best skiing i’ve had in that basin. Dumb me. Despite a crampon coming off his soft snowboard boots , kevin did great and came back in one piece. We would have stayed another week there, but we ran out of booze, cigarettes and snus…

4 responses

  1. Guilherme (Zig)

    beautiful shots, beautiful starry night!

    April 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  2. hey. we met while you were coming down and I asked you about conditions in the croulante. I have been following your blog for a while – good infos and great photos – but didn’t recognize your… thanks for the infos about croulante, timing worked out perfectly..

    April 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    • cedricbernardini

      ah nice, that’s great. nice couloir…

      April 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  3. Monica Prelle Carlton

    YAY, Kevy and Ced reunited! Have fun!

    April 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

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