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2013 ski season

Thu ,31/01/2013

First day of offpiste this season, in Kasprowy Wierch in Poland
The conditions were not ideal as the powder layer was quite thin, but it’s definitely a place with great potential

Mountain boarding first attempts

Fri ,29/06/2012

This was my last attempt this afternoon and was finally starting to link turns
My style/posture is not very good yet and I barely have any control, but it’s getting there slowly
Maybe it’s a bit too far to see properly the somersault fall I did at the end, but thanks to the body armour, I don’t have a single scratch

Caminito del Rey – 11 March 2012

Sat ,24/03/2012

The via ferrata we did with Kuba, Filip, Katka and Marketa in El Chorro, Spain

Skiing in the Sierra Nevada

Sat ,31/12/2011

2 Jan 2012
Steep and icy run finishing in a silly fall and left knee injury when my foot got caught during the long slide:

28 Dec 2011
Here is a video of some of my falls and near misses on my first full day of skiing (after about 5/6 hours of self-teaching previously):

Kitesurfing in Saint Lucia

Mon ,13/06/2011

28 June 2011
I tried some more backrolls on 22 and 23 June, but ended up hurting my ribs, so I had to stop kitesurfing altogether for the rest of the holiday
The wind ended up dying out again though, so I didn’t miss too much!
Next place to kitesurf might be Puerto Rico, but most probably it will be in California

21 June 2011
Good day of wind today and I managed to land 7 backrolls, the most controlled one being the one below
I’ve also started to try the backroll going the other direction too, but I still need a bit more pop and kite control
I’m hoping I can also start trying the frontroll tomorrow, but I fear it’s a fair bit harder than the backroll, we’ll see

20 June 2011
Frustrating day as the wind was weak today, couldn’t do anything else than ride up and down in the morning and early afternoon
Got a slightly better session at 4pm, and managed just a couple backroll attempts, with the one below being the best, but still couldn’t steer the kite forward fast enough

19 June 2011
I’m nearly there with the backroll, just need to steer the kite forward a little faster

18 June 2011
That’s the best backroll I’ve done so far, except I accidentally pulled on the backhand halfway through the spin and crashed quite hard
I might have slightly torn my left calf muscle, but we’ll see how it feels in the morning

17 June 2011
Best wind we’ve had in the last 2 weeks
I’ve been improving my jumps and trying to do a backroll (aka backloop)
One of a few jumps I landed:

One of my most successful backrolls (I’m not using the kite), but I’m not quite there yet, more practice needed tomorrow

15 June 2011
Small jump I did this morning when we had some gusts
The wind has died down a bit now

12 June 2011
First attempts with the kite line mount for my gopro camera

First I tried lower on the kite lines, but it was too unstable

I moved the camera higher, which was much better, but still a lot of movement as the wind was weak and I had to move the kite a lot to keep planing

And due to the wind being weak, I’ve had to walk back up the beach a lot since I can’t ride upwind

Lancing 18 May 2011

Wed ,18/05/2011

Kitesurf session in Lancing on 18 May 2011
We had between 10 and 14 knots, with some gusts up to 18 knots maybe
Freezing cold sea though!

Couple more videos to come once I’ve sorted through them all

Small jump

Andorra – Pas de la Casa – March 2011

Mon ,04/04/2011

Here are a few videos on my recent trip to Andorra at the end of March 2011

Chamonix – Vallee Blanche expedition on 24 March 2010

Fri ,01/04/2011

On 24 March 2010, I joined a guided expedition down the Vallee Blanche in Chamonix

I’ve uploaded the photos taken during that day on my gallery:
Vallee Blanche Photos

I also took a few videos on the day, see below: