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TWO GENERATIONS, ONE PASSION

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Two legends of extreme skiing. Two generations and one passion: to descent breathtaking lines on the steepest walls. Pierre Tardivel meets Paul Bonhomme: words and action on the Pointe Percée (Aravis massif, France) that is the wonderful stage of the film Deux générations, a pente raide by Etienne Valentin (Mouss Films) supported by C.A.M.P.

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Pierre Tardivel (Annecy, 1963) doesn't certainly need to be presented: with his incredible achievements - dozens and dozens of first descents from 1980 to today, some never repeated - he has written the history of extreme skiing. His main achievements are:

- 2 descents on the Mont Pourri (Vanoise - 1989 and 1995)
- 2 on the Epéna (Vanoise - 1999 and 2010)
- 3 on the Grande Casse (Vanoise - 1997, 1998, 2017)
- 3 on the Mont Dolent (Swiss side in 1990, Italian side in 1992, French side in 1997)
- Aiguille du Triolet (Mont Blanc - 1995)
- Aiguille du Midi, west couloir (Mont Blanc - 1993)
- 5 descents on the Mont Blanc (1988, 1993, 2009, 2010)
- Pain de Sucre, north face (Mont Blanc - 1990)
- Aiguille de Bionnassay (Mont Blanc - 2001)
- 6 descents on the Courtes (Mont Blanc - 1987, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001)
- Mount Everest, from South Summit (1992) - Altitude world record (8770 m)
- Grosshorn, north face (Bernese Oberland, 2000)
- Tallada, north face (Spanish Pyrenees, 1994)
- Many descents in Bauges, Bornes and Aravis, from 1980 to 2016

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Paul Bonhomme, born in 1975, is an all-round mountaineer who is developing his own personal idea of skiing. He loves creativity, that led him to realize achievements like the four faces of the Aiguille Verte in a day. Fantasy, talent, experience and audacity: Paul's descents show all this and are already milestones in the history of extreme skiing. Some exploits:

- Barre des Ecrins, via Gamma (1100 m, ED), first solo (2003)
- Cho Oyu, 8201 m (2005)
- Himlung Himal, 7126 m, first complete ski descent (2009)
- Tour du Queyras (first crossing, trail-mountaineering, 160 km, 14000 D +, 63 hours - 2016)
- Annecy-Chamonix (first crossing, trail-ski-mountaineering, 160 km, 17000 D +, 6 days - 2017)
- Aravis (first complete crossing, trail-mountaineering, 37h20' - 2017)
- Charvin, south wall, Aux rêveurs (5.5 / E4 / 600 m - 2018)
- Trélod, east face, Pop (5.4 / E4 / 600 m - 2018)
- Les Courtes, Austrian route (5.5 / E4 / 800 m), second full descent (2018)
- Aiguille Verte, Nant Blanc (5.5 / E4 / 1100 m - 2018)
- Étale (Aravis), east face, Injection létale (5.5 / E4 / 600 m - 2019)
- Dent Blanche, east face, Nico (5.4 / E4 / 1100 m - 2019)

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C.A.M.P. has always supported Tardivel and Bonhomme and decided to make a video of great impact, that in 10 minutes summarizes a special day. The two athletes talk about their discipline and then descent an historic line first opened by Pierre giving us an unforgettable show.

«A fantastic day with two legends of extreme skiing, what more could you ask for? A line naturally chosen both for the view it offers on the Mont Blanc and the Aravis and for the history it contains. Seeing Pierre and Paul together, it was difficult to think that they had never met before: they found each other immediately in perfect harmony, and at the refuge I couldn't make them stop talking...» (Etienne Valentin - Mouss Films)

A film not to be missed, free available here to give great emotions to all ski, mountain and adventure enthusiasts!