It all started 3 weeks ago with a phone call from Guerlain Chicherit Ã¢ÂÂ¦
G:Ã¢ÂÂHi man, what are you planning for next week?Ã¢ÂÂ
Me:Ã¢ÂÂNothing sure, but I will probably be in Tignes, I have to fix things in my flat before the winter seasonÃ¢ÂÂ
G:Ã¢ÂÂOk, youÃ¢ÂÂre right, fix you apartmentÃ¢ÂÂ and he hang upÃ¢ÂÂ¦
IÃ¢ÂÂve known Guerlain for a while now, apart from being a good friend and a skier I often take photos with, heÃ¢ÂÂs 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¢ÂÂ¦
So I knew he was on a joke and immediately called him back:
Me:Ã¢ÂÂOk, so where do we go??Ã¢ÂÂ
G:Ã¢ÂÂPatagonia! 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¢ÂÂre leaving next week! ÃÂ»
Hell yeah IÃ¢ÂÂm 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¢ÂÂ¦ but it didnÃ¢ÂÂt 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/