so this year we went to Germany France with Dane and McIntosh and I've traveled those two for the last few seasons and Dane who comes from more like of a backcountry booters scene is always so game to try something new and Germany was definitely something way new for the top of the agree to MIDI to get extreme should be a good adventure don't think the snows gonna be very good but it's gonna make it that much more exciting the mountains are just so big here and I personally feel a little out of a little out of my element because I skied pillows and you know fresh POW most of the time back home and Alaska is the biggest train we get into but it just doesn't have the vertical relief that the mountains do here in France with me having pretty much no experience but we'll have somebody at the bottom on like a fireman so if something happens you just pull tight and it'll stop you it's kind of crazy learning all these things in a classroom or on the back deck of your rental house and then immediately taking them to degree 2 media where the consequences are so high it's really like nothing else in the world because any mistake you make it's gonna have really catastrophic consequences and that's a lot to wrap your head around as you head out for the day you pretty much see his legs shaking every step then you fill your pants as well just looking at that to start with those like the knife-edged Ridge on the outside don't go that way or that way we'll just go slow Mike if you have any questions just ask yeah this is the hardest part Dane is just standing up right there well that was cool I never thought I would actually once when they start repelling from the moment they commit and they put all their trust in the anchor to the moment that they really get comfortable with the movement and how natural it can become so yeah boys watching game go from that moment like is this really gonna hold which is totally natural to have anytime you're pulling off something to fully trust in the gear and just know by the end of the 60 meter repel beam we'll all the moving parts and just looking like a total natural once you got to the bottom haha awesome and watching Dane go from I don't know if I'm gonna do this to really being so comfortable moving in the mountains in the span of like 12 hours was pretty magical to watch you don't get to see a person evolve like that in real time very often it's fun it's been an amazing day I came here probably four or five years ago and I never really thought that I would ski off the top and today was that day and I'm really stoked to be here with an awesome crew it's an awesome day you

Skiing Chamonix with Dane Tudor & Ian McIntosh

8 thoughts on “Skiing Chamonix with Dane Tudor & Ian McIntosh

  • June 3, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    No backup on the rappel (2:46), definitely American skier and not alpinists.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    You know you're nervous when you high five the fist bump. Also…I pooped a little.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Dane, if that was your first rappel, you really did great. Nice ski too.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    "Walking down the sidewalk"…"Walking down the sidewalk"…deep slow breath…"I'm just walking down the sidewalk"

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Sweet.. you guys should do parody, a chamonix alpinist goes pillow skiing in alaska… I'll volunteer..

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Dude frickin ripped that line

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    No thanks! Does Chamonix have a bunny hill?

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