so My new best friend Christian Cabanilla (a bad ass heli pilot/guide in alaska..) told me he had a friend to visit in the swiss land (who happen to be Ueli Kestenholz (multi olympic medalist-woldcup winner -xgames winer.–and so on ..skier snowboarder and speed rider …google him guys it is worth it) ) most importantly a very down to earth soul rider and early bird ripper in alaksa))))) anyways…we stayed at his house and had a wonderful time with his very nice family (including a wife who is a bad ass base jumper) . we didnt get to ski as the weather was not friendly . Me and chris went on a drinking/smoking binje getting lost in interlaken-grindelwald. After being stuck in the road closure at col des montet for a few hours we decided it was time for more intoxication at the moo-fy in cham…next waking up was at the the top of the midi ridge trying to not fall down the north face due to lack of brain coordination. It is saturday morning and the light is magic. My brain cant figure out my camera. sucky. … I met with Nathan wallace production and a few friends and had 2 laps of gorgeous powder skiing…That is it… here bellow are a few shots but i mean…it is saturday….i am off. A video is on the way from wallace prod. better.
It is always good to have someone under 25 years old you can send first in that situation…Ben Briggs was the kid today although …I had to clean the south ridge myself. And you always need a virgin , It was Chris Cabanilla first midi run, so… … Its good and wild out there!
send the kids first
and the virgin: Christian cabanilla looking good.
noir and blanche , une nuit blanche…
A little hike, amazing views and great powder. I was testing the movie part of my camera so I didnt get good action shots. Just one frame whilst filming …i am torn sometime between video and pictures…
La Palud is a 30 min drive from chamonix under a tunnel…And a very different atmosphere.
you start by having coffee and breakfast
and you you go for a run
and one more runs
you end the day with pizza and beer
So my fall season has been pretty bad as far as pictures taking goes.My time in the USA was great and it is very unfortunate i couldnt take any pictures… I had issues with a camera sensor, then both camera got lost and shipped at the wrong places and Now, i just realize that the canon 5d mark 3 raw files are not supported by lighroom 3 and you have to get lightroom 4. I hate adobe and canon. But i had a pretty good first day skiing in the forest…that is it
however this is a good report from one of our trip on the east side of the sierra nevada, California: click below
I am going to be out travelling and working for a month or so i wont be taking any pictures . Here are a few galleries made for a few events/ads
My previous post was a close up on the dru with Ueli steck and Jon Griffith climbing. This time the dru is in the background far away with hotel Montenver in the foreground.
I cranked up the saturation to see their bright jacket!