JP Auclair hit town in February so he and Swedish Adventurer of the Year Andreas Fransson decided to knock off a few of the classics (formerly known as test pieces) which Andreas now has trouble distinguishing from the pistes.
Man, I wish that guy would stop making this all look so easy.
To read more of Andreas’s thoughts on skiing and life, check out his insight-filled blog and stay tuned for JP and Andreas in Chamonix – The Sequel! Coming soon.
For those who will never know the totally rad awesomeness of the Glacier Rond, here’s a little insight provided courtesy of Colin Haley’s helmet cam.
all photos: Pico
Went up the Midi after that last big dump and had waist-deep first tracks down the Grands Enver du Plan. Dangerous Dave and a couple of the boys were in the same bin and turned right towards the Cosmiques. Round about the same time, back on the valley floor Pico was out shoveling snow, heard a huge roar, and turned to snap these images of a massive chunk of the Glacier Rond calving off and obliterating the exit traverse of the Cosmiques and Rond.
I saw Dangerous in the supermarket a few days later so to answer your question, no, he and the crew are not buried beneath tons of snow and ice somewhere below the Rond. That 1000 watt smile of his seemed to have increased a watt or two.