Extreme great Tardivel turned 50 this week

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Extreme great Tardivel turned 50 this week

Postby Patrick » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:35 am

Yeah, one of the great "extreme" skiers of our time turned 50!!!

Pierre Tardivel was born 50 years ago on November 26, 1963 in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France. Influences by the movies and the first tracks of greats like Patrick Vallençant and Sylvain Saudan, Tardivel became part of a small group of French Extreme skiers to have made his marks with an impressive 100 first descents in 1980 and still accomplishing first descents. Although most of his first descents are in the Alps, he accomplished in 1992 a first descent on Mont Everest southern summit; also an altitude record at that time of 8770m.

I'm always interested in posting about stuff about ski culture and history on my blog; this month's Friday Video on Ski Mad World is Tardivel. Check it out if you want to know more. I couldn't choose only one video, so I posted three.

Friday Night Video : Extreme Skier Pierre Tardivel turns 50
http://madpatski.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/friday-night-video-extreme-skier-pierre-tardivel-turns-50/

Meanwhile, here is one video that didn't make my post. There most be a few more videos on the web, please feel free to post them in this thread.

Couloir des Aiguillettes-Massif du Mt Blanc
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