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BD Athlete and Eleven Experience Guide Mike Barney Chases Pow in the French Alps

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
BD Athlete Mike Barney is a lifelong guide. It's no wonder why he teamed up with Eleven Experience to guide in some of the world's famed mountains. Up until recently, however, the Coloradan had never been to the French Alps. But when fellow Eleven Experience guide Jean-Noel Gaidet said that it was "the center of the universe" Barney couldn't resist. And the snow didn't disappoint.
Video & Images: Alex Fenlon

Black Diamond athlete and guide for Eleven Experience, Mike Barney, left his Silverton, Colorado, home to chase the snow to Europe, and get his first taste of the French Alps. He met up with fellow Eleven Guide Jean-Noel Gaidet in the village of Le Miroir, where his family has lived for five generations and home to Eleven's Chalet Pelerin. After three days of snow, they spent the next four days traversing the high mountains in the Tarentaise Valley and over the Italian border, skiing in the shadow of Mont Blanc and finding common ground in their commitment to guiding.

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