All good things are wild and free.

Summer. . . so good, so far.

It has been a mix of traveling around BC, ski coaching on the Blackcomb glacier, trail running,climbing, and getting lost and found in the alpine. As much as I am appreciating the warm weather, farm fresh food, and jumping into lakes, I find my mind starting to dream of dry powder snow.

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A week in Chamonix.

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Chamonix lust

Chamonix 2013

 I am not sure if it was the moment I drove into the Chamonix Valley? My first sight of what goes on above the lifts? The first line I climbed and skied?  Or the people I have met?

This place has inspired me to become better, look at things differently, challenge my skills, and trust what I can do.

 

My first trip to Chamonix was everything I thought it would be and more. It was humbling and challenging at the same. Right away I felt small and disorientated in such a hectic steep place. Once gaining my bearings and catching up to the Chamonix pace, I started to embrace the steepness and the exposure.

 

It quickly became one of the best ski experiences I have had and a style of skiing that I ski for.

 

 I feel lucky to have shared my experience with the people I did, so many great characters and inspiring stories live in this valley.  It was hard to say goodbye to a valley filled with a lifetime of skiing. It has changed the way I look at the mountains and challenged me to come back next season even stronger.  The only way I could leave was knowing I would be back.

 

 Thanks to everyone who shared this with me. I am truly grateful for new friendships and many great turns.  I know it is just the beginning of Chamonix skiing for me, I will see you next season!

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The Argentiere Glacier neck pain.

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Marcus climbing -Col de la Vert

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Col de la Vert , my first ski in Chamonix!

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Col de la Vert, and more neck pain!

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Powder day on the Cosmiques couloir with Canadian Oli, and Marcus!

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Argentiere Glacier

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Dave climbing the Aiguille qui remue.

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beauty glacier lines

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Kit Deslauriers and Dave Rosenbarger

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Met Kit on the bus, stoked to ski!

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Dropping into Aiguille qui remue.

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Dynastar team on aiguille qui remue : Kit DesLauriers, Christina Lusti

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Dave Rosenbarger sandwich

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Kit DesLauriers on the qui remue

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Following Arcteryx Athlete Eric Hoji up- col de courtes

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topping out on col de courtes

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Johan Wildhagen

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The crew on col de courtes; Johan Wildhagen, Eric Hjorleifson, Christina Lusti, Dave Rosenbarger

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Dropping

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early morning bus: Johan Wildhagen photo

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so much to look at. Johan Wildhagen photo

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Col de courts with Eric Hjorleifron, Dave Rosenbarger, Christina Lusti. Johan Wildhagen photo

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Climbing to ski the North Face of the Noire: Johan Wildhagen photo

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look at me look at me: Eric Hjorleifson, Dave Rosenbarger: Johan Wildhagen photo

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Apres Chalet style

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Dave Rosenbarger navigating the bergshrund.

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Dave Rosenabarger, Eric Hjorleifson, Johan Wildhagen

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Johan Wildhagen and Mont Blanc in the distance.

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A few turns off the Aiguille du midi, Eric Hjorleifson

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not his first time here, Dave Rosenbarger

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Boys dropping, Eric Hjorleifson, Dave Rosenbarger

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Pow turns in May, Dave Rosenbarger

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Dave Rosenbarger looking down our line, col du plan.

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Stoked to finish my trip with a North Face lap, Col du plan.

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Aiguille du midi turns, dave Rosenbarger

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Quickest way to Apres makes Dave smile.

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Into the exit couloir, Col du plan with Dave Rosenbarger

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Dave Rosenbarger

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Dave Rosenbarger

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Last few turns of my Chamonix trip, but not my last turns in Chamonix!

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Dave Rosenbarger exit of the col du plan

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looking up the North Face, Dave Rosenbarger

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Chamonix Magic, our line lookers left.

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Heli download cause it was my last day ?

Thanks for the support

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CMH Skifuhrer

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My parents back in the good old CMH days !

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The skiing is good!

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view from the office does not suck!

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Team work is everything!

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Always a good time!

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Always learning something new!

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Working with amazing people!

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Going to new places!

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Looking for the pick up !

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Safety first!

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Making new friends !

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Skiing first !!!!

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Most important friend !!

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This job is the bomb !

Fairy Meadows with Arcteryx crew

A few reasons why I moved West.

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Alex Wigley skiing a line off Mount Howard.

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Quintic

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Jason Kruk giving Mount Howard the boot

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always smiling in the alpine

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Boys in transition

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Boxing day crew

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Duffey

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Alex Wigley getting rich in the “million dollar couloir “

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excited

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Thats my ski pole

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life is beautiful up here

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Damian Cromwell skiing the Cromwell Couloir also known as DOA

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December days

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We went around this !

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Damian hurry up!

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Tobin on his ride

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Marcus Waring you are one good skier !

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booting up the Aussie on Mt Joffre

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Slalok, great way to end the day

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Aussie Bootin

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