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Until you’ve seen the Mont Blanc massif with your own eyes it is tough to comprehend either the scale or the sheer ridiculousness of the terrain. The towering summits above Chamonix are not only of near Himalayan proportions, but they look absolutely terrifying on first glance. Without a trained eye, even the mellow lines look burly and the test piece lines, well, they look like death wishes.

Thankfully, looks are deceiving on the Mont Blanc massif. The massif holds stunning, but readily shreddable terrain including moderate glacial tours, steep clean couloirs, and of course, next-level technical lines. Jones riders Julien ’Pica’ Herry and Luca Pandolfi call Chamonix home and all the massif is their playground. They make riding around the massif look easy and it’s truly a sight to behold. Step into their boots for a few pow laps and a first descent from the past winter in the videos below:

Julien Herry and partners ride first descent of Piller Sud de la Grande Rocheuse. Video by Lambert Galli

Luca Pandolfi and partners ride spring pow in the Couloir Nord on the Aiguille Qui-Remue. Video by Matteo Calcamuggi

Julien Herry and Cyril Buissson ride blower pow down the Mallory Route on North Face Aiguille du Midi.

Julien Herry and partners ride Voie Washburn on Aiguile Verte. Video by Lambert Galli

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18 May 2016
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