It all started 3 weeks ago with a phone call from Guerlain Chicherit â¬Ä¦
G:â¬Ä¬úHi man, what are you planning for next week?â¬Ä¬Ě
Me:â¬Ä¬úNothing sure, but I will probably be in Tignes, I have to fix things in my flat before the winter seasonâ¬Ä¬Ě
G:â¬Ä¬úOk, youâ¬Ä¬ôre right, fix you apartmentâ¬Ä¬Ě and he hang upâ¬Ä¦
Iâ¬Ä¬ôve known Guerlain for a while now, apart from being a good friend and a skier I often take photos with, heâ¬Ä¬ôs a top athlete (4x Freeride Ski World Champion, 2009 World Champion of Car Rallye Raid), and the General Manager of the ski Company CoreUPT â¬Ä¦
So I knew he was on a joke and immediately called him back:
Me:â¬Ä¬úOk, so where do we go??â¬Ä¬Ě
G:â¬Ä¬úPatagonia! 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? Weâ¬Ä¬ôre leaving next week! Â»
Hell yeah Iâ¬Ä¬ôm 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 â¬Ä¦ but it didnâ¬Ä¬ôt 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/