La Promenade, the tour of the Valle d’Aosta with the skis of Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croix

The film La Promenade, which documents the ski tour of the Valle d’Aosta by freeriders Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croux.
A year ago, in the spring of 2017, the two young freeriders Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croux decided to do something for them rather unusual, making the whole tour of the Valle d’Aosta with skis. Starting from Courmayeur, the two spent 22 days in the presence of the “Four Giants of the Alps”, ie Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso, following in the footsteps of those who, in 1970, had made the first round Alpine skiing in the mountains of the Aosta Valley.

The 22 days with heavy backpacks were marked by fatigue, but Shanty explained to us that “when we got used to this condition, the effort was transformed into pure enjoyment! Immersed in these valleys lost in the high mountains, surrounded by lines envied by all the best freeriders! Behind the house we had heaven talking about Freeride, and we went to find out. ” This is their story.

1st ski-mountaineering tour of Valle d’Aosta
On 1 May 1970, Ruggero Busa, Guido Fournier and Carlo Vettorato completed the first ski tour of the mountains of the Aosta Valley.

The 2017 tour
Courmayeur, Arp la Balme, La Thuile with the Rutor, Valgrisenche with wonderful bivouac on the Goletta glacier under the Granta Parei, Val di Rhemes, Col Bassac Derè, Valsavaranche for the Piani del Nivolet, Cogne, Lake Miserin, Champorcher, Gressoney Colle Bettaforca, Champoluc, Colle di Nana, Torgnon, Saint-Denis, Colle Vessonaz, then Valle del Gran San Bernardo, Col de Malatrà, Courmayeur.

Throughout the journey the two have slept mostly in tents and in some small shelter. They lived with the supplies they bought in the small shops of the villages when they went downhill and others that they had left tactically in some strategic points before starting the journey.

Shanty Cipolli
Born in ’92 in Valle d’Aosta, Shanty has always loved to slip on the snow with any tool, starting to devote himself from childhood to skiing. He has played for several years in the national team of skicross, where he won several national junior titles, and so also the opportunity to participate in some of the stages of the World Cup and junior world championships confronting the most qualified athletes of the major circuit. For some years he has chosen to devote himself totally to Freeride, winning top 3 places in the Freeride World Qualifer in the current season, finishing 30th in the general ranking due to an injury that has compromised the last races. A member of the Mammut team since 2015, he loves traveling. In 2012 he obtained a Ski Instructor diploma and is now preparing for the selection of a mountain guide and a national instructor.

Simon Croux
20 years, lives in Courmayeur. He started skiing at the age of 3 until his parents joined him at the ski club where he remained until the age of 13, after which he decided to break the monotony of the ski club by starting freestyle and freeride. So it was that a few years later Simon began to run freeride competitions in the freeride junior tour, managing to qualify and taking home an 8th place at the World Cup Final in Big Sky (USA). At the age of 18 he entered the next circuit, the Freeride World Qualifiers , where it still competes. Posted in the Mammut Team.@ikhvillas_official #ikh #ikhvillas_official #villas #nice #villa #ibiza #lifestyle #sea #sun #summer #2018 #holidays #rentalvillas #formentera #greece #luxurylife #sicily #sardinia #top #mykonos