EPISODE 1 - Chamonix and the Vallee of the Mt. Blanc, FRANCE
Kristen Ulmer takes us to Chamonix, France which is located at the base of Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe. This is the home to some of the best extreme skiers, snowboarders and base jumpers.
Kristen interviews local extreme skier Yann Andre about growing up in an extreme environment like Chamonix. She also talks with Shawn Farmer about his experiences in Chamonix. After a trip up the Aguille du Midi the tallest cable car lift in the world we decend down the Vallee Blanc, a 16km ski run
The valley includes 6 separate ski stations. It is also the stepping off point for the Haute route.
This episode is chalked full of incredible skiing by Andrew Sheppard, Brant Moles, Yann Andre, Trevor Petersen, Eric Pehota, and Micah Black.
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