VIDEO: Andreas Fransson skiing Poincenot, Patagoniaby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Dec/2012
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Earlier this year, accompanied by Swedish film-maker Bjarne Sahlen, Andreas travelled to Patagonia in South America to climb and ski some futuristic lines. Perhaps the most stunning line of that trip was The Whillans Ramp on Aguja Poincenot.
In an interview on PlanetMountain, Andreas commented on that particular descent:
"I'm always looking for special lines that stick out and when my friend Colin Haley pointed me to this one a few years back I got really interested in doing it. It's an obvious line and he felt it was one of the most far-out steep descents in the world. Now, in retrospect, I think so, too. It's steeper than anything I have ever skied before and it has the most extreme exposure you can imagine: it's not a couloir, but an outward leaning ramp. It was definitely at the limit of what I can do."
Bjarne has documented the trip in a two part film and has just released part 1 online (shown below). Part 2 is coming next week.
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