Matchstick Productions just sent a crew down to Peru to ski and film in Peru’s incredible Cordiella Blanca. The Peru team included James Heim, Scott Gaffney, Sam Anthamatten, Adrian Ballinger, Canyon Florey, & Jason Ebelheiser. Below are a couple of excerpts from Cody Townsend’s recent article for espn.com about MSP’s ski mountaineering adventure in Peru..
words by Cody Townsend. See the full Trip Report with photos here: espn.com
Technical ice axes. Twelve-point steel crampons. The first thought that came to James Heim as he read the to-bring gear list for a Matchstick Productions film trip in June to Peru’s Cordillera Blanca: “This is not something I should be doing.”
While no stranger to big mountains, Heim’s style as a skier has always been centered around fast descents on British Columbia’s skyscraper peaks. So skiing 20,000-foot glaciated mountains in Peru — including a mission to ski the never-before-skied Alpamayo and the not-often-skied Quitaraju — was a new challenge for Heim.
Check out the full report as well as some great photos here: MSP in Peru
SnowBrains own Lee Lyon also spent a month down here skiing many of the peaks in the area. Check out Lee’s reports and copious amount of photos from Peru here: One Month in Peru