Jan 6, 2011

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Discovering the snow around Europe – Photos and Trip update

Discovering the snow around Europe – Photos and Trip update

Happy new year everyone ! I wish you all a lot of travels, wind, waves, girls, guys, …

So as Mallory (de la Villemarqué) and I are use to, we did not plan this last road trip all over Europe. It started with a phone call and we took the decision 5 minutes later to go visit some friends around France and Switzerland to celebrate new year with everyone !

I was a good opportunity for me to see the snow… I had seen it 2 times before, once when I was 3 year old and a second time last year in the French riviera for a few minutes before it melted touching the ground.

We took the car and drove to Gap where we met some crazy Frenchies who celebrate the 30th as a big party ! We definitely had to join it and it was epic. We started around 8pm and finished dead at 1 am.

The next day we started to shoot one of the funniest travel series I have done yet …. I won’t tell to much about it, and I guess you will be able to make your own opinion with some of the pictures I am posting here.

The 31st we drove all the way to Switzerland where friends of Mallory had rented a really nice chalet up int he white mountain. The 31st was on and the party even better than expected …. The Swiss definetly know how to enjoy the pleasures of life !!

The next day we had to recover from shooting in the cold the past two days and also get our strength back  from both parties.

The following days we went to some amazing snowkite spots up in the mountain… We had one of the hardest walk, climbing the mountain with all the photo gear and kite equipment to reach the spot. We finally made it after 3 hours, exhausted. Unfortunately the conditions weren’t as nice but the amazing landscape made up for it all …. A pretty hard  first day in the snow for me, especially the way down, first day snowboarding ever, going down backcountry style !!

The next day, Goudy ( the swiss gangsta kite dude ) drove us around some pretty nice spots. We haven’t been very lucky by the conditions but the trip was worth it a million time and the people super nice. We drove back threw “Le Month Blanc” where we shot additional lifestyle stuff all the way down to Italy.

We are now back in the south of France waiting for more wind to shoot more action …. Stay tune on twitter and facebook for more hilarious updates and photos of our next snowkite movie.

We will be working on an article for the magazines as well.

Take care everyone, don’t catch a cold !

Photos shot on my phone ( the bad ones) and the good one by Cedric from Yourmood.net !

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