Skiing the Seven Continents | Chapter 3, Heli-Skiing AFRICA

Skiing the Seven Continents | Chapter 3, Heli-Skiing AFRICA

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Skiing the Seven Continents | Chapter 3, Heli-Skiing AFRICA

Skiing the Seven Continents | Chapter 3, Heli-Skiing AFRICA

In February of 2010 Unofficial traveled from Chamonix, France to Marrakech, Morocco to chase down a lead on one of the only privet helicopters in North Africa.  After weeks of emails and phone calls we got in touch with a French guy named Eddy who led us to the only privet helicopter company in Morocco. They had never taken anyone up into the High Atlas mountains but had been trying to for years. The helicopter company submitted all the paper work with the government to legally fly in Moroccan airspace and ordered a basket from Italy to hold our skis.
Upon arriving we were taken aback by the amount of Muslim influence in the former French colony. The majority of people in North Africa have never been skiing and many did not even know it was possible. Conditions were firm but the experience was surreal. The High Atlas mountains of Morocco are now the only place in Africa with truly skiable terrain.
You can watch all the released Seven Continents Episodes

Skiers: Timy Dutton and Mattias Sullivan
Filmers: Tim Konrad and Jeff Wright

 

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