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17 Epic Shots from TGR’s Recent Trip to Chamonix

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"This place is like nothing I've ever seen before," says cinematographer Dutch Simpson. Last week, a team of TGR athletes and cinematographers left for Europe with a mission to find the best snow. The crew has since been skiing everything the mountains have to offer, from steep and technical lines to seriously DEEP powder. And of course, ending each day with an endless supply of fresh baguettes and cheese so good it's illegal here in the US.

Ian McIntosh, Dane Tudor, Griffin Post, and filmers, Matt Harriger, Austin Hopkins, and Dutch Simpson were immediately greeted with their favorite form of precipitation: powder. They managed to catch the epic 70cm storm in Italy and spent a few days in the white room. Then came some warmer weather with steeper lines to follow. Earlier this week, they toured up the Argentière Glacier and skied some puckering stuff on rotten and variable snow, and yesterday they had a "mega-day" off the Midi.

It's not over yet, but here are some of our favorite photos from the trip so far.

Dane Tudor taking full advantage of Italy's monster storm. Austin Hopkins photo. 

An epic day in Italy. Austin Hopkins photo.

Dane Tudor huckin' it in Courmayeur. Austin Hopkins photo.

Drying out in Aosta, Italy. “We spent a day bumping around, eating pizza, touching up on our Italian, castle hunting, and village walking in Goretex bibs,” says Austin.

The crew touring up the Argentière Glacier. Austin Hopkins photo.

Dane Tudor skiing the variableness like some sort of pro or something. Austin Hopkins photo.

Matty Moo Herriger getting that b-roll. Austin Hopkins photo.

At the top of the Midi. Austin Hopkins photo.

“We haven't had that many days skiing in Cham but no matter what we're skiing I'm still pretty nervous standing in the tram line cause I know how big, steep and unforgiving these mountains are.” - Dutch Simpson

The boys hopped off the deck of the top station, traversed a knife ridge with loads of exposure then rappelled a rope length into their entrance. Here's Ian McIntosh, “dropping in”. Austin Hopkins photo.

Cosmique Couloir: two rappels and not great snow. “We took it all the way to the valley under seracs and over crevasses. This place is insane.”

The team left early this morning for a backcountry refugio. Continue to follow along on Instagram by giving Ian McIntosh, Dane Tudor, Griffin Post, Matt Harriger, Austin Hopkins, Dutch Simpson, and TGR a follow. More from social media


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