Jeremy Jones Hits the European Alps

Jeremy Jones Hits the European Alps

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Jeremy Jones Hits the European Alps

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20090517-p1080118 We followed him on his journey in backcountry AK, now it’s time to follow Jeremy Jones as he conquers the steeps of the European Alps in a project titled “Deeper“.- Like the last one, Jones is chronicling his adventures with amazing photo’s and commentary on his blog.- He writes: Contests, team photo shoots or sales meetings have been the focus of my pasts trips to Europe and although I have had some amazing days riding in Europe I have yet to really feel what it is like to ride the big lines here.- The place has always freaked me out and all of my riding has been with in ear shot of the lift. A big reason why I have not gotten on the huge faces is that I am always here in winter.- The time to get after the high north faces is May and June when the snow levels rise and the snow starts to stick to the usually icy north faces.- In the past I would be shelled from Alaska at this time of year and thawing out on a warm beach working on my bottom turn.- The last few years I have realized that the late spring is the time to hit the big steep lines so I have been starting my season later and taking it into June. Unlike trips prior, this year he will be teaming up with locals from the area including big mountain rider Xavier De La Rue to show him the ropes. In one Jones’ first post from the project, he explains having to make the hikes through the night in order to hit his lines at first light, before the sun got to the faces and risk of avalanches gets too high. We’re looking forward to hearing more…

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