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January

January was as hectic as December if not more. Massive amount of precep, rain, wind, snow . 100 of chalets evacuated, avalanche’s wind blowing chalet out, 2 lifts broken, some buried, road broken. Chamonix mostly closed, twice under avi level 5. We spent most of that time skiing Pavillon in italy , in the lowers hellbroner (skyway) feeling somewhat safe or not (it just happened to be open), eating pizza, drinking beers, enjoying the sun the few time it was around. I was mostly in the dark, sometime under heavy snow falling, testing the limitations of my cameras/lens and my abilities… I had One day only up the aiguille du midi skiing a valley blanche. The other few good sunny days, i was working. I also took pictures of the new marker binding release event …… some images are redundant with previous post. Photos in total disorder. During a couple of sunny windows, a lot of the argentiere basin steep runs got skied. I had to work shuttling people around most those days but that is hope.

marker alpinist

marker alpinist

marker alpinist

marker alpinist

stian hagen

stian hagen

griffin post

griffin post

Ross Hewitt, Colter Hinchliffe, Griffin Post, Davide De masi, Tim Durtschi, Dave Searle, Dyane Devey, Johanna Stalnacke,

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Dyane Devey

Dyane Devey

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Ross Hewitt, Colter Hinchliffe, Griffin Post, Davide De masi, Tim Durtschi, Dave Searle, Dyane Devey, Johanna Stalnacke,

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

griffin post

griffin post

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

ross hewitt

ross hewitt

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Ross Hewitt, Colter Hinchliffe, Griffin Post, Davide De masi, Tim Durtschi, Dave Searle, Dyane Devey, Johanna Stalnacke,

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

davide demasi

davide demasi

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Dyane Devey

Dyane Devey

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Johanna Stalnacke

Johanna Stalnacke

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Johanna Stalnacke

Johanna Stalnacke

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Ross Hewitt, Colter Hinchliffe, Griffin Post, Davide De masi, Tim Durtschi, Dave Searle, Dyane Devey, Johanna Stalnacke,

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

dave searle

dave searle

dave searle

dave searle

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

jeremy bogen

jeremy bogen

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

ben briggs

ben briggs

Griffin Post

Griffin Post

davide demasi

davide demasi

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Tim Durtschi

Tim Durtschi

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Tim Durtschi

Tim Durtschi

Tim Durtschi

Tim Durtschi

Tim Durtschi

Tim Durtschi

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Ross Hewitt, Colter Hinchliffe, Griffin Post, Davide De masi, Tim Durtschi, Dave Searle, Dyane Devey, Johanna Stalnacke,

dave searle

dave searle

Tim Durtschi

Tim Durtschi

Colter Hinchliffe

Colter Hinchliffe

Ross Hewitt, Colter Hinchliffe, Griffin Post, Davide De masi, Tim Durtschi, Dave Searle, Dyane Devey, Johanna Stalnacke,

moo bar


Black and white album 2

experiment on a 2 weeks images…

dave searle

dave searle

tim durtschi

tim durtschi

tim durtschi

tim durtschi

tim durtschi

tim durtschi

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

tim durtschi

tim durtschi

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

ben briggs

ben briggs

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

griffin post

griffin post

davide demasi

davide demasi

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

dyane dvy

dyane dvy

griffin post

griffin post

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

griffin post

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

griffin post

griffin post

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

davide demasi

davide demasi

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

griffin post

griffin post

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

colter hinchliff

griffin post

griffin post


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…


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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wind


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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