Yannick Boissenot and Julien “Pica” Herry became the first two people to ever ski or snowboard the infamous Beuf-Sara Couloir near the world-famous ski village of Chamonix, France. The line can make your hands sweaty just looking at it, let alone being on top of it about to drop in. The video’s description reads:
“Last Sunday, despite a pessimistic weather foerecast, Julien(Pica)Herry took the first lift of the Midi with Yannick Boissenot. After an hour of touring, the mixed climbing on the rock brought some spice to their morning. After leading and fighting for 20m Pica was happy to find a bolted belay and have a rest, climbing with the board on the backpack was as hard as expected. Then Yannick took the lead for another 30m, climbing was never too hard but finding good protections was delicate. A short traverse to the left finally brought them in the couloir that they could easily climb the first 100meters. their hope for a hidden snow ramp to exit the couloir vanished quickly so they climb a short steeper icy step in the couloir instead. Snow quickly got soft under the sun on the exit ramps and they managed to ridge a small pass around 3000 meters… On the way down snow was variable but mostly soft and they made a first 15m rappel to link the top ramps and the main couloir. Then the skiing became a bit more technical until the last 40m steep rappel.”
A big congratulations to Yannick and Pica! Who knows which gnarly line they will conquer next?