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finding skiing in the desert

The Alps under high pressure, we can’t breath in Chamonix. Skiing can still be fun , sometime finding pockets of ancestral cold powder, some fun days out here and there with good company…

mont blanc

mont blanc

flo tomei

flo tomei

rosanna.hughes

rosanna.hughes

aiguille du midi

aiguille du midi

aiguille du midi

aiguille du midi

somewhere in italy

somewhere in italy

giulia monego

giulia monego

giulia monego-Davide de masi

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giulia monego

giulia monego-davide capozzi

giulia monego-davide capozzi

At the top of a powder face , binding broke. Luckily the snowboarder Davide Capozzi comes to the rescue with a spare toe binding in his pocket and a screwdriver . pretty unusual-random. saved the day.
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davide capozzi-davide de masi

davide capozzi-davide de masi

giulia monego-davide capozzi

giulia monego-davide capozzi

giulia monego

giulia monego


Dicks, pussies and blasphemy. Charlie Hebdo

it is a sweet delicacy to dive neck deep in fluffy snow after such a dark and heavy period where the French were hit at the very heart of their laic culture of blasphemy and irreverence towards the rich-powerful sacred and not , they were hit deep in the altar giving us corrosive and offensive humour targeting the absurdities of our world. The leftists French laic will remain impertinent and insolent against power , tyranny and intolerance sacred or not …hopefully.

One classic grand montet storm day followed by one classic la palud blue bird day were perfect to forget this absurd world. Powder all the way.

A shameless storm day At Grand Montet

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brendon

ben briggs

brendon, ben briggs

minna riihimaki

michelle blaydon, ross hewitt, bruno compagnet, minna riihimaki

michelle blaydon, ross hewitt, bruno compagnet, minna riihimaki

michelle blaydon, ross hewitt, bruno compagnet, minna riihimaki

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Irreverent face shots

An Offensive day in la Palud, Italy

bruno compagnet

minna riihimaki

tomaso cardelli

tomaso cardelli

tomaso cardelli

minna riihimaki

minna riihimaki

mina riihimaki, tomaso cardelli

mina riihimaki, tomaso cardelli

mina riihimaki, tomaso cardelli

tomaso cardelli

minna riihimaki

tomaso cardelli

Galleria


La Palud Opening

Back to La Palud , Coffee with luisa and straight into the little tin can. The only skiers are me , ben, francois and Casa…It is still summer on the entire lower part , chamois are happily getting fat and we hope the second half will have enough snow to get a few free ride turns. Not. It is thin , too thin to even try. There is surely 2 or 3 good turns. that is it. We go on a stroll to look at the higher world. It is white and red . Everything. beauty. If you enjoy ice axes, crampons and jump turns…it is your season!

the little Tram

tour ronde, mont blanc

tour ronde, mont blanc

tour ronde, mont blanc, Tacul

tour ronde, mont blanc, Tacul

ben briggs

tram


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La palud and the moody weather.

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La Palud. Italy

La Palud is a 30 min drive from chamonix under a tunnel…And a very different atmosphere.

you start by having coffee and breakfast

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then you wait at a massive and stressful line .
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rush hour
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and you you go for a run

Luca pandolfi
nice terrain

and one more runs

david rosenbarger
dent du géant
local mogul field

david rosenbarger, andreas fransson, aiguille du midi, chamonix mont blanc

david rosenbarger, aiguille du midi, chamonix mont blanc


david rosenbarger
david rosenbarger
blower
the view
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and the lower than the lower

and yes..you go again
rush hour
entry
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david rosenbarger
david rosenbarger

you end the day with pizza and beer

pizza
yes.

bonus
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david rosenbarger
david rosenbarger
david rosenbarger
views
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simple.


du maïs sur la tour ronde

harvesting corn on the tour ronde was just perfect. fuck extreme skiing! and fuck that hair on my sensor.














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les jardin de talefre

My friend Kevin who I met riding in Mammoth lakes california is visiting cham for the first time. We havent seen each other since i moved to Chamonix and he moved to Montana (is there mountains there?). So what a better way to introduce him to cham and to what Ive been doing for the past 5 years than to take him in the heart of it all: Les jardins de talefre. Loaded with wiskey, pastis and cigarettes we go on his first ride up the aiguille du midi and on to the refuge du couvercle on a 2 days trip. My 2 rad friends Brendan and Magnus joined us for the first day. We skied the croulante and the col des droites. both in good conditions. The col des droites was perfect corn top to bottom and is a great run, i have being denying that run over the more aggressive runs around for a long time and it ended up being the best skiing i’ve had in that basin. Dumb me. Despite a crampon coming off his soft snowboard boots , kevin did great and came back in one piece. We would have stayed another week there, but we ran out of booze, cigarettes and snus…


































powder dream

luca pandolfi


Italia ice-climbing beer pizza gelato ristretto

just that.

ice climb map





ryan in the hole

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