CYRENAICS photos

2017

aiguille du midi morning TV

aiguille du midi, mallory, chamonix , north face

tof henry

aiguille du midi, mallory, chamonix , north face

arthur ghilini , tof henry, millet papy, leo slemmett waiting for a slab to go…


aiguille du midi morning Tv

aiguille du midi, mallory, chamonix , north face

tof henry and papy on the malory


skiers

mont blanc, chamonix, skin

skinning

mont blanc, chamonix, skin


Unlimited Festival

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Black crows ski have been hosting this festival for many years now. It used to be an intimate home made 3 days bacchanal called the black week end with sweet DJs and crowd. This is now a full blown (mostly) electronic music festival with cutting edge sound designers and huge crowd. As usual, my procrastinating punished me, i didn’t get that “black bracelet” on time allowing drinks and entry to all events for cheaper…i had to choose which and what without costing my arms and legs. Luckily, my wish was on heavy , dark industrial techno berliner Berghain resident Marcel Dettman, playing 3 times with 2 free events. It is easy to find good house music or dance music in any event but techno is far harder. Marcel dettman is a sure thing. Under the same MDR/Ostgut-Ton label, answer code request was playing as well. the cherry on the cake. (on the techno ostgut-ton label, ben Klock was here as well but i missed him)

For me the festival started at the aiguille du midi. Which happened to be my first time up there this season. Yes, kinda unreal but a mix of bad season leading to work a lot and my bad attitude had this happen …what a treat to be partying up there…

unlimited festival, black crows , chamonix, aiguille du midi

unlimited festival, black crows , chamonix, aiguille du midi

unlimited festival, black crows , chamonix, aiguille du midi

The most defining moment was at the refuge de lognan , me and Nate at a table when answer code request (Patrick Gräser) started with playing that song. The scenic, clouds, the song . This is where i fell in love. What followed was pretty amazing . Precise bass in an outstanding setting in the privacy of a mountain refuge…priceless.

answer code request, unlimited festival, black crows , chamonix, aiguille du midi

answer code request, unlimited festival, black crows , chamonix, aiguille du midi

answer code request

unlimited festival, black crows , chamonix, aiguille du midi


free ride world tour, verbier.

powerful Humans skiing. It is such strong skiing down a gnarly face. Very impressive. I was posted at the very top of a mountain across the face so i couldn’t hear who was going and which start. Getting a shot was alike posting myself in the Zambian bush to wait for an animal to cross path. When it happened , i wasn’t sure who and sometime the time to get my camera at the right spot was too late. Oh well. free ride world tour, verbier.

free ride world tour, verbier.

free ride world tour, verbier.

free ride world tour, verbier.

free ride world tour, verbier, FWT

free ride world tour, verbier, FWT

free ride world tour, verbier, FWT

free ride world tour, verbier, FWT

free ride world tour, verbier, FWT

free ride world tour, verbier, FWT


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the mont blanc massif from verbier.

If you click on it and view full size , you can use the loupe and check out ski runs … NB: the diagonal looks surprisingly good, no tracks on it yet…


Mont blanc at sunset

mont blanc, sunset, north face

mont blanc


the grand mulet hut and Mont blanc.

Grand mulet hut, mont blanc , chamonix

Grand mulet hut, mont blanc , chamonix


December

My only day off in over a month and the first night it snowed side ways in chamonix all winter. Nicklas told me grand montet was all time yesterday . I’m watching today’s videos of hellbroner italy sort of making my decision .Italy. Morning comes, there is at least 50 cm on the ground, i go for grand montet threatening nicklas to kill him if there is more than 10 peeps and no powder. I drive up. junk show. CRAP! Thinking i should turn around and head for hellbroner. Anyways…after all. it was an amazing days , no people and first time i ski those bottom couloirs in 3 years. it felt like a december . no , really it was.