Ice & Palms
Freeskier Jochen Mesle and his partner Max Kroneck have embarked on an unusual mission. Together they crossed the stunning peaks of the Western Alps and travelled all the way down to the French Riviera – using mountain bikes and skis alone.
1,300 kilometres, 20,000 vertical metres
They wanted to make the journey without the use of any motorised vehicles – entirely self-powered – their only means of transport, their bikes and their skis. And of course, they also planned to find the most beautiful, unspoilt faces to ski along the way. They set aside four weeks to bikepack and ski the distance from Germany across the Western Alps down to Nice.
contour skins taking them over the mountains to the sea
They started their epic journey right from their doorstep, which tapped into one of the main themes of the film about their journey, which was looking at the adventures we can have in our immediate surroundings. The film also examines the connection that is created between the two of them, and their numerous followers, through a love for skiing and mountain biking. Part of pulling off an adventure like theirs, is finding a reliable partner, which is where contour skins comes in.
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For more information on the film and on Jochen and Max, head over to their Blog.