Here is the latest edit from GoPro! I got this footage with the help of Stefan Laude from the Office of Tourism of Megeve, France.

We climbed out of bounds to the Aiguille Croche between Megeve and Les Contamines, France for about an hour and a half.

But before you enjoy the video, I wanted to clarify a few thinks about our descent itself.

We were both wearing avalanche transceivers. Stefan Laude (speedflyer) is a local ski patroller and alerted all ski patrols in the area. The rescue teams kept visuals of us the whole time. The PGHM (heli rescue team) was on standby and in contact with the ski patrol. The avalanche path goes skier’s right of the cliff (where the slough starts in the video) so if you stay on the ridge on the skier’s left, you are out of the avalanche path. Last, the rest of the avalanche going over the edge we jumped from was triggered within the last 100 feet before the cliff. So, it is unlikely to can’t catch you unless you fall. But, like any exposed line in the Alps, a fall means death. So, you don’t fall. And if you do, well it’s part of the game and you know that before going into it.

It was a probably the best run of my life.

One Comment
  1. Jurian April 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Is this sixt-fer-a-cheval ? Near Samoëns in France ?

    It sure looks like it. Very nice video :D

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