Monthly Archives: February 2016

Steep and Deep for Auré, Leo and Pica in the Couloir du Gypaète

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A casual 55˚

Ep 2 of Aurélien Ducroz’s ChamLines is a beauty, indeed.

Aurélien Ducroz, Leo Slemett and noted steep line slayer Julien ‘Pica’ Herry head down valley to the Couloir du Gypaète above Plateau d’Assy.

The east-facing couloir has around 500 vertical meters with another 500 meters of approach/cruisey pow turns below it. The majority of the line rests at 45˚ with the top 150m closer to 55˚.  And you’ll also see from the vid that there are sections so narrow that the only option is pointing it or rappelling. Any guesses as to which road this crew took?

 

 

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Polzer/Williman Win King of the Dolomites Photo Contest

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Klaus Polzer behind the lens, Neil Williman in front. Dolomites, Italia.                      Photo courtesy Arc’teryx

King of the Dolomites is a freeride contest based in San Martino di Castrozza, Italia where teams of photographers and riders work together over two days to bring in the best photo. (Read: massive 2-day piss-up in Italy).

Massive double flying shakas to Klaus Polzer for bringing home the gold with this moody pow shot of Neil Williman.

Moody pow shot? You rarely see those three words together, eh?

Anyway, here’s a video of the photo contest which also seems a bit ironic but there you go.