Splitboarding in the Southern Alps. Mike Wigley reports about Club Fields, nutcrackers, why New Zealand has the best hut system of the world and where you could spend the rest of your life riding. Here you learn how to escape from the summer heat of the Northern Hemisphere.
We already know Davide Capozzi, the guy who makes the seeming impossible possible with his Furberg Freeride Split. Recently he made a great session of three challenging first-descents in two days.
This season, Sicily was the place to be with the best splitboard touring conditions ever in this region. Michele and Matteo had been there and they sent us a great trip report.
Last Sunday, 10th of May 2015, Davide Capozzi and Julien "Pica" Herry on Splitboards and Francesco Civra Dano with Ski, opened a new beautiful 50° line down the North Face of Pain de Sucre at Mont Blanc massif, the Voie Originale.
As we all know, spring is the best season for Splitboard Touring. This was proven to us again at the Splitboarding Spring Festival 2015 where our guests were able to celebrate a successful end of the season together with the representatives of more than 20 Splitboard brands.
The Lofoten are getting more and more popular for Splitboard- and ski touring. Even if the summits are just little beyond the 1000 meter mark, so the terrain is demanding and beautiful above all. Since the touring usually starts at sea level and countless peaks are close to each other, respectable vertical meters sum up.
Furberg Pro Davide Capozzi has been out to do another challenging first descent. The Mount Emilius with a stunning view down to the beautiful city of Aosta.
First steps on a Splitboard - On the eve of our Beginners camp we started with a presentation of the current Splitboard systems. From Voilé to SP, Spark R&D, Plum, Karakoram, K2 Kwicker and Splitsticks, we had the whole who's who present. Take a look at the pictures and see how it went on with freeriding and the first splitboard tour.
Lyngen has become a kind of touring eldorado due to the great snow conditions and proximity to the sea. In this Video Trip Report you get great impressions of the area and the ten day touring action.