La Sentinelle is a back country meet for ski tourers who share a passion for the mountains, the remote and the wild. Last year we organised 2 meets, one in Aosta’s Bezzi Refugio in Val Grisenche and the second in the Lyngen/Tamok/3 Cairns region of Scandinavia. In Italy we were blessed with Champagne powder, stable conditions and 4 days of sunshine. Here’s what we got up to:
Chamonix 2018 went down as one of those all time seasons. Sometimes when you in the midst of it all skiing routes and planning the next one, there is so little time to see just how good it was. But putting these clips toegther made me realise how lucky we were. Even more so because in the preseason and about to depart for New Zealand’s Caroline Face, I got injured with a sequestrated L5-S1. Hobbling around Cham in mortal agony with a paralysed sciatic nerve that caused my glutes and calf muscles to wither and die, a successful ski season with around 15 North Face runs seemed a very unrealistic goal. Thanks to all those obsessive ski bums who I shared those turns with, those that sacrifice it all, coming from round the World, to ski down Chamonix’s big mountains.