Little taste of riding down the Vallee Blanche

12 Jan

As we told you yesterday, we hit some good snow down the Vallee Blanche. Finally put together this video edit from 2 days of riding from the top of Aguille du Midi to the train down Montenvers.

When we set out for freeriding on a glacier we always bring our safety-equipment. So shall you!  We’ve come to that this is the necessaries in addition to the usual off-pist safety equipment:  Harness, ice axe, crampons, rope(30-40 m), 2 prusik slings, slings(1×120, 1×60), 4-5 karbiners(mainly locking), icescrew for an anchor, (snowanchor).

Some of this equipment you share as a group, but always have in mind that you maybe the only one on top to rescue the rest.

A little reminder: Practice!! Don’t just use your equipment as bling!

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6 Responses to “Little taste of riding down the Vallee Blanche”

  1. Dapper 12. January 2011 at 14:56 #

    Hei Solve! Ser ut som gutan koser seg ja! Men du, tar du ei nattevakt nå på søndag?

    • kollektivetfreeride 12. January 2011 at 15:58 #

      Hehe! Du veit æ stille opp, men sjer ut som det kan bli litt vanskelig førstkommende søndag;)

  2. Snorre 12. January 2011 at 20:51 #

    Like brønn du nesten forsvann nedi…fikk dæ en liten støkk der tenke æ! Glede mæ te neste piece! Syns å minnes at det finnes my sjuke kicker spots litt lenger mot venstre enn der dokker kjørt…

    • kollektivetfreeride 12. January 2011 at 21:27 #

      Takkes Snorre P, ikke umulig at du har rett i det! Satser på å få ordna no kickers etterhvert:)

  3. Jacob 12. January 2011 at 22:23 #

    Haha.. Fin video. Som Snorre säger. Ganska nära hålet där! Adrenalin? Kör hårt!

    • kollektivetfreeride 12. January 2011 at 22:33 #

      Takker Jacob! Ble egentlig mest overrasket, så adrenalinet rakk aldri å sette inn! Henning pekte og sa at det var trygt. Blir tur over til Hellbronner på oss i morgen om været tillater det! Bare og følge med om du vil;)

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