Die beiden Freeski Athleten Max Kroneck und Jochen Mesle starten zu ihrer bisher größten und
außergewöhnlichsten Skitour. Die Freunde wollen es in vier Wochen von Deutschland einmal über
die Westalpen bis zum Mittelmeer schaffen und auf dem Weg die schönsten Berge mit Ski
befahren. Sie suchen dabei nicht nur nach unberührten Hängen und neuen Herausforderungen als
Big Mountain Fahrer, sondern sie möchten die gesamte Strecke aus eigener Kraft zurücklegen. In
1.300km und ca. 20.000 Höhenmetern nur mit Rad und Ski einmal über die Alpen.
Die Idee dazu ist während den vielen Filmproduktion, an welchen die beiden mitgewirkt haben
entstanden: Ein Ski Abenteuer, welches direkt vor der Haustür startet und nicht am anderen Ende
der Welt. Mit diesem Projekt wollen sie die Liebe zum Skifahren und dem Leben in den Bergen
zeigen: „Big mountain riding by fair means!“
Wir halten euch auf dem Laufenden.
Start der Tour: Anfang April 2018
Produktion: El Flamingo
Fotos: Max Kroneck
Supporter: Alpina, Contour, Zeiss, Fischer
Foto Blog: http://www.eisundpalmen.de
Rodolphe Pasciuto went to the Isle of Sky for a little Bikepacking adventure. Endless trails, desert landscapes, changeable weather and pure nature represent this unique place. Perfect conditions for Rodolphe to test the new bikepacking range and to treat hisself with a big portion of fish & chips.
For me, Scotland is a country full of tales coupled with unique landscapes. I remember this part of the planet as very authentic and sensitive. According to old legends, the country is home to mythical creatures such as elves and trolls, telling their visitors stories.
Actually, we shouldn’t even be here. Below the glacier in the background, a volcano has been active for days and officials are warning of an imminent eruption. We only notice that the area is cordoned off at the end of our two-day tour. One day later, 3 km of the main road section not far from us is engulfed by a small eruption.
Born on 19 January 1984 in Hamburg. Residence: Burgberg in Allgäu. At the age of 18, I moved from the flat area of Porta Westfalica in northern Germany to the mountains. There I began an apprenticeship as an energy-tech engineer in Oberstdorf, a town in the Allgäu region of southern Germany. The endless opportunities for mountain sports. were the main reason I chose Oberstdorf and I quickly made connections in the local Allgäu sports scene of mountain running, climbing, snowboarding, skiing and mountain biking.
Actually, I didn’t want to do anymore four thousanders – too much slogging, overcrowded lodges, top 40 radio and wannabe mountaineers. The Zinalrothorn convinced me otherwise. Together with Boris Gnielka and Ben Rattig, we had an exhilarating day on the Rotgrat. Solid rock, great climbing, plenty of air on all sides and all nestled in a beautiful landscape, the clouds and the sun always conjuring up new moods. In the picture, the Himmelsleiter on the descent down the normal route, Monte Rosa and the Gorner Glacier in the background.
Ralf Gantzhorn was born in 1964, holds a M.S. in Geology – and has even worked as a geologist (as an independent consultant in the contamination sector). He has been climbing since 1983 and working as a photographer since 1985. As a northern German, he is always torn between the far too distant mountains and the fresh sea air, but he’s found a compromise in Scandinavia, Scotland and Patagonia (where he has now spent over three years). He enjoys organizing trips in areas where unfamiliar vistas – which haven’t already been photographed 1000 times – lure from every corner. He often experiences his images as far too static, but then is pleased with the abundance of triangles in the structure and the fantastic light.