Alpine traverse on skis, in the footsteps of Stéphane Brosse

Stéphane Brosse, one of the best mountain skiers, disappeared on skis 9 years ago, in 2012. Last winter, a team of three young skiers set off in his footsteps to cross the Aravis mountains on skis. The programme? 6500m of positive vertical drop and 35km on skis and crampons on the magnificent ridge of the Haute-Savoie mountain range.
Emily Harrop, Simon Bellabouvier and Joris Perillat Pessey have a great admiration for the man who was the mentor of two other youngsters (at the time) who can be seen in the film’s archive images, a certain Kilian Jornet and his friend Mathéo Jacquemoud. But the trio of 2021 know how solid those of 2012 were and take on this challenge with speed but without haste, not necessarily chasing the clock, despite the competitors’ combinations. Enough to reconcile the grumpy ones with the tights!
It is the great strength of this short film of 9m, to propose beautiful archive images, the testimony of Nadège Brosse, Stéphane’s companion, while dazzling us with magnificent images of the Aravis, starting with the first summit of the crossing, the Charvin.

Directed by Loris Poussin. Produced by Millet.