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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


Pre-season 2017-2018

This pre season started better than the last 4 years, we got hit by a few big storms. Yet we are now dealing with abnormal temp fluctuation bringing the iso 0 from 800M to 2000M back and forth with a lot of precipitations. Which makes it hard to ski anything. It is forecasted for the next 10 days so we have to be patient. I am pretty sure , when the weather will calm down , it will be sick skiing, top to bottom. I had to work most of that time so skiing at lunch break mostly , alone more often than not. I got some epic forrest skiing sometime meeting with fun crews….

A nice early season scenic training hike with Davide De masi and Dyane Dvy

Davide Demasi

Davide Demasi

aiguille du midi, mont blanc under clouds

aiguille du midi, mont blanc under clouds

Dyane Dvy

Dyane Dvy

On a lunch break i met with Ross Hewitt, johanna smilla stalnacke and Michelle Blaydon for an epic plan de l aiguille session

ross hewitt

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

Ross Hewitt

Ross Hewitt

johanna smilla stalnacke, michelle blaydon

johanna smilla stalnacke, michelle blaydon

johanna smilla stalnacke, michelle blaydon

johanna smilla stalnacke, michelle blaydon

johanna smilla stalnacke, michelle blaydon

johanna smilla stalnacke, michelle blaydon

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

johanna smilla stalnacke

A day under the super classic Val Veny cable line with Luca Rolli and Luca Pandolfi.It was new to me and despite seeing that run from the lift as we go up, it is very intimidating and not so straight forward, steep and very exposed. I was happy to be with Rolli who is conservative in the way he approaches this kind of run…

luca pandolfi

luca pandolfi

luca pandolfi

luca pandolfi

luca pandolfi

luca pandolfi

luca pandolfi

luca pandolfi

Luca Rolli

Luca Rolli

luca pandolfi

luca pandolfi

Luca Rolli

Luca Rolli

A day at the montenvert forrest delight with Ross Hewitt and Michelle Blaydon

michelle braydon, Ross hewitt

michelle braydon, Ross hewitt

michelle braydon, Ross hewitt

michelle braydon, Ross hewitt

Ross hewitt

Ross hewitt

michelle Blaydon

michelle Blaydon

Ross Hewitt

Ross Hewitt

An epic lunch brake with Glenn Plake his wife Kimberley and the son of Remy Lecluse at the plan de l ‘aiguille…

Glen Plake, Lecluse

Glen Plake, Lecluse

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen-Kimberley Plake,Lecluse

Glen-Kimberley Plake,Lecluse

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

Glen Plake

As i am writing this , we have a 5/5 avalanche risk which i have never seen in the 12 years here in cham….or maybe once. Mostly due to heavy snow fall over 2000 meters and heavy snow and rain under 2000 meters 5:5.png


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


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


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.

 

 

 

 

 


Searching for angles.

I wanted to search for a good angle to take skiers with my 400 mm, i think it would make a cool frame . I called Nat segal an excellent skier who is currently in Chamonix. Unfortunately the winds have worked the snow and we couldn’t really find all the elements for the frame i wanted. I switched to my 100 and we just rode brevent flegere, sometime stopping for a shot…the snow was variable which is good for training. I guess. Nat segal

Nat segal

nat smiles

Nat segal

Nat segal

Nat segal


Pow with Jesper Petersson

so. we had one storm. It was nice. I skied with Jesper Petersson, One of the new strong ski alpinist of chamonix. Last time i took a picture of him skiing was when he was in the Y couloir of aiguille verte.

I got some shots of him skiing powder. And since we haven’t had that much champagne lately. I post them all. Porn.

jesper petersson, chamonix, powder

jesper petersson, chamonix, powder

jesper petersson, chamonix, powder

jesper petersson, chamonix, powder

jesper petersson, chamonix, powder

jesper petersson, chamonix, powder

jesper petersson, chamonix, powder