This Winter in Chamonix, The Characters

Every year the snow settles, disappears, gets blown away or melts, then comes again. We ski, climb and have good days, great days and difficult days. I’ve always taken pictures of  the views, sunsets, fresh powder, snow plastered granite, impressive walls, spires and couloirs. However, years after the good day’s skiing or climbing has passed, it is invariably the people we shared the experiences with or met along the way that leave some lingering impressions in the back of our memories. I’ve tried to take more pictures of these people this year, here are some of them:

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Waiting for the snow kept us rock climbing well into December, here Swedish mountain guide Magnus on a cold day climbing.

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Yogi and general good-vibes spreader Annick with Jonno of Ronin Skis

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Asa enjoying the first snow of the winter

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Chef, skier and climber, Jim enjoys a break in an Italian café

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These guys from Denmark know how to have fun!

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The chilled out Jeremy, a frenchman hanging out with 120 Americans

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Erik from the east coast of the States, psyched on Chamonix skiing

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Smiles on the Argentiere glacier

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London/ Irishman

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Rugby player/ Skier taking a break

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Guide, instuctor, nice guy, tucking in

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Elvis impersonator with Superman T-shirt takes his mid-morning Bombardino

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Bergen local

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Retired school teacher, super skier, no poles needed

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Tony, waiting for the Aiguille du Midi to open

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