It all started 3 weeks ago with a phone call from Guerlain Chicherit Ã¢Â€Â¦
G:Ã¢Â€ÂśHi man, what are you planning for next week?Ã¢Â€Âť
Me:Ã¢Â€ÂśNothing sure, but I will probably be in Tignes, I have to fix things in my flat before the winter seasonÃ¢Â€Âť
G:Ã¢Â€ÂśOk, youÃ¢Â€Â™re right, fix you apartmentÃ¢Â€Âť and he hang upÃ¢Â€Â¦
IÃ¢Â€Â™ve known Guerlain for a while now, apart from being a good friend and a skier I often take photos with, heÃ¢Â€Â™s a top athlete (4x Freeride Ski World Champion, 2009 World Champion of Car Rallye Raid), and the General Manager of the ski Company CoreUPT Ã¢Â€Â¦
So I knew he was on a joke and immediately called him back:
Me:Ã¢Â€ÂśOk, so where do we go??Ã¢Â€Âť
G:Ã¢Â€ÂśPatagonia! I just received an email from a heliski company in Chili (Andes Heliboarding ), they invite us onboard this boat for a week of heliski photoshoot on top of volcanoes, are you available? WeÃ¢Â€Â™re leaving next week! Ã‚Â»
Hell yeah IÃ¢Â€Â™m available !
A few phone calls and emails later, with the trip reportage pre-booked on several big magazines (print and online), we left with Guerlain and Antoine Frioux (the man behind Mad in France, the latest video from SVP Production , and who also does the videos for CoreUPT ) to what sounded the dream assignment.
Indeed it was Ã¢Â€Â¦ but it didnÃ¢Â€Â™t turn out exactly as we first thought it would. Mother Nature just showed us what amazing Patagonia looks like with bad weather.
To read the full story : http://www.tristanshu.com/Blog/2009/11/23/behind-the-story-patagonia/