I guess this is an Alpinism blog and no doubt that skiing is part of Alpinism. Eduardo Blanchard is a tall, gung-ho ginger-afro kind of skier, who'll do pretty much anything for the camera. I've seen so many ski shots that I stop taking them nowadays. I think I just get bored of endless powder shots and Alaskan 'spines'. For me big mountain skiing isnt just about jump turns on steep slopes it's about negotiating your way past huge seracs and assessing crevasse dangers at lightening speed whilst feeling the avalanche conditions underfoot. This shot kind of captures that- the whole face of this serac would actually release about a week later at the break you can see way at the top (a hole leading to the skyline).