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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Roads

Season 2016/17 is officially the worst since i arrived in chamonix in 2005. People do ski and have fun but i would need the same inspiration than when I ski in August or July. It isn’t there so i work. My seasonal job this year is transfer driver. It translate into probably 30 000 Km since i started. I like it, i like the road. It unfurl the mind with its load of oddity and glitches. Like a Lynch movie. It is a good recipe to clear the brain up. or at least for me . Everything seems to make sense. almost.

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lofoten

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japan

japan

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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

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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

The drought effect

I remember (smiling at ) my friends in the sierra california who for the past 5 years have been skating on lakes whilst we were scuba diving neck deep powder. This is our turn now, drought means skatable lakes. It is cute …it was at the emosson dam so the views are alright. With John Minogue, Jtan jacob, jenn shelton and giulia Monego

Black and white

giulia monego, john minogue , emosson dam, ice skating

figure skating

Lunch

Jenn Shelton

random stuff

Jenn Shelton, john minogue,

year 2016

the good stuff of 2016

I bought 3 music albums.

Le trio Joubran-as fâr and Majâz. Amazing music from palestine!

radiohead a moon shaped pool.

ben milstein-untitled EP : sweet intricate electro

I bought one ski movie: Sam favret : backyard: sweet film showing the chamonix backyard and sam’s crew. Amazing imagery and editing.

my other favorite ski movies were : jordan manley: china and jordan manley: Iran

Manley is still my favorite .

and also: la liste where jeremy heitz show us how to ski steep today.

2016 started at the infamous berghain

berghain

All kind of Chamonix happened.

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chamonix, france, cosmique couloir

chamonix, france, cosmique couloir

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couloir alley italey

couloir alley italey

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couloir alley italey

couloir alley italey

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Lofoten

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lofoten norway

lofoten norway

lofoten norway, sauna-bath at lofoten ski lodge

lofoten norway, sauna-bath at lofoten ski lodge

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lofoten norway

lofoten norway

Japan , hakuba

tokyo japan

tokyo japan

tokyo japan

tokyo japan

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hakuba japan

hakuba japan

hakuba japan

hakuba japan

california

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Namibia

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La grave

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la grave

la grave

fly

I watched people flying , it is a good option when there is no snow…i may jump onto that sport. parapente , hangliding, aiguille du midi, aiguille de chamonix

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parapente , hangliding, aiguille du midi, aiguille de chamonix

parapente , hangliding, aiguille du midi, aiguille de chamonix

parapente , hangliding, aiguille du midi, aiguille de chamonix

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parapente , hangliding

parapente , hangliding

parapente , hangliding

mallory, aiguille du midi, climbers, sam favret

mallory, aiguille du midi, climbers, sam favret

A bit of italian fluff.

jesper petersson

jesper petersson

tom grant

tom grant

jesper petersson

jesper petersson

Ritual

no damn snow so i beheaded a donkey.

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donkey

donkey