Check out this video of Aurelien Ducroz Skiing the NE Slope and the Col Des Cristaux from a Heli drop after winning the Freeride World Tour in 2009. Giving you an ideas of the kind of sluff that you can produce from skiing such a slope. He certainly skied it right but I think in this era its impossible to get the Argentiere basin to yourself like that. One day maybe I’ll be magically transported to the top of some perfect high mountain faces with my freeride ski’s, downhill boots and a team of safety professionals at hand.
Its been a slow few weeks mountains wise. Lots of snow has been falling and lots of leaving party’s to go to. Productivity has been low and therefor stuff to write about has been few and far between. Two days ago the clouds parted and the promise of good conditions saw me getting ready for a big day off the Midi. With my knee feeling good I was very psyched to get up and have a productive day. I meet my Friend Ross Hewitt and Si Christy. Continue reading