Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ascend Mont Blanc with Kilian Journet, and Ski Back Down

This is cool.  They used to let you travel up one of the ski trails in Chamonix to the base of the ski area, but now you can travel all the way to the summit of the highest peak in Western Europe:
"By working with legendary adventurers, the Street View team was able to capture the spirit of the massif in a way few witness firsthand. Run on the summit with Kilian Jornet—he holds the speed record for ascending and descending Mont Blanc in just 4 hours 57 minutes! Ice climb up a serac with record-setting alpine climber Ueli Steck, or go knee deep in powder alongside 14-time ski mountaineering champion Laetitia Roux and famed guide Patrick Gabarrou."



Check it out! (More videos at the link at the top.)