- Alain Tixier
- 23 min
Pierre Tardivel has been one of the best extreme skiers since the 1990s. A great specialist in impossible descents, he tried the north face of Les Courtes, a 900 m wall with a 65° slope. Turning after turning, Pierre controls his speed, contracts, observes and locates the place where he will pass. Risks of avalanches, falls, the feat is not without risk. Extreme skiing has evolved considerably since its inception: material, style... This archival document pays tribute to the one who has made this sport evolve in the most significant way possible: to achieve impossible feats.