Filmed last winter on the famous Vall?É¬©e Blanche, it shows the basic principles of skiing on glaciers in terms of crevasse spotting and group management. Directed and produced by IFMGA mountain guide Andy Perkins and Courchevel ski instructor Simon Christy, the film is narrated by Miles Bright who authored a book on glacier safety and rescue for skiers and boarders.
?¢‚Ç¨?ìEvery year there are serious accidents and fatalities on the VB and elsewhere due to a fundamental lack of awareness of the hazards of glacial skiing. Every time we see folk heading down there with no packs or harnesses, we know it?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s an accident waiting to happen.?¢‚Ç¨¬ù says Chamonix-based Andy Perkins. ?¢‚Ç¨?ìSimon and I got together at the Adventure Film Academy in Kendal and decided to put our energies into an educational film project. We?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢re delighted that the Compagnie du Mont Blanc is supporting its distribution to get the film in front of thousands of skiers and boarders this winter?¢‚Ç¨¬ù.
The film will be recommended to people attending the safety awareness days at the transceiver park at the Grands Montets.
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