It was a big slackcountry tour off the back of the Col de Mea and down to the Vallon de Chambran, traversing up the valley and then a tough climb back up to where we were yesterday (see Ski Blog, 13th January)..
The learning curve of filming with the drone is very high but slowly getting there and understanding better, helped by now using an iPad Mini. Though I still need to work on getting the drone to follow people while they are skiing!
Filming in powder in the backcountry requires various techniques and getting to grips with what is the best process for setting it up, take off and landing like skis upside down and using those with a tupperware lid on top.
Search the Site
MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Weather Reports & Webcam
Views from the mountain WebCam along with weather reports and conditions...more
Getting ready for our trip to the Luzhba Skitouring Lodge for an early season skiing trip to Siberia Russia and it's decisions decisions as to what to take as temperatures can be as low as minus 25...more
Finally I succumbed to running instead of cycling up to the Col du Galibier with, of course, the Randos Chiens, as trail running uphill is surely a great way to get ski fit for the coming ski season?more
A MILLENNIAL VIEW OF THE FUTURE. What happens when the Baby Boomers can no longer ski or snowboard? Will the ski slopes be empty as the next generations, led by the Millennials migrate to warmer - and cheaper - holiday destinations? Angus Rosier, 28, looks at why it's a slippery slope for ski resorts...more
ANOTHER SHOT AT LIFE. Photographer, Sam Giffin, now the 'safety guy' or 'scared guy' in the film crew for Kodak Courage, talks to us about pushing the limits of skiing and snowboarding for the sake of the getting THE shot...more
7 FIXES FOR SKI FITNESS. When you go skiing or snowboarding you want to hit the ground running / riding that is, not be out of breath after the first black run with aching quads after the first mogul. Here's how to step up and fix your fitness for the mountains including boredom-busting exercises and fitness techniques that cost only a few minutes of your time...more