Two-time big wave surf world champion Sebastian Steudtner will be one of the four athletes (including freeskier pros Nico Zacek, Seb Michaud and Greg Hill) who will participate in “Ride and Surf Lofoten“ tour in Lofoten Norway, where they can ride deep snow and exchange their skis for surfboards at the foot of the mountains.”You better be ready, because every single surfer there will be crazy. So be prepared for a crazy good time and for action, we are going to have a lot of fun”, says Sebastian.
Lapland saw snow late, but since it finally started falling, the scenery has been changing at a rapid rate. It is hard to imagine that two weeks ago there was virtually no snow where these photos were shot. Two heavier snowfalls were followed by two days of no snow, which made for a firm base. As more snow kept piling up, we couldn’t help thinking whether the nearby mountains would be skiable already. Last Saturday was a clear day – the coldest day so far this winter. Mikko Lampinen and Antte Lauhamaa went for a trip to Kesänki mountain.
Freeride World Tour 2016 contestants were announced two weeks ago. Because the contestants closest to us are from Sweden, we decided to interview two of them: Matilda Rapaport and Kristofer Turdell. Matilda, 29 is one of the most recognized female free skiers worldwide and she lives lives in Engelberg, Switzerland. She is winner of Verbier Xtreme 2013, two-time winner of SBMC and she already has number of podiums in FWT (including third place on the FWT). Kristofer, 25, from Gällivare Sweden, has two victories in FWQ 4* 2015. He is also overall winner of FWQ 2015 and two time winner of SBMC.
Pallas (in Western Lapland) still offers decent firn for skiers – Mikko Lampinen and Antte Lauhamaa witnessed it last night, May 29th. 1:45 a.m. was the starting time for the ski trip to Pyhäkuru couloir, during which the travelers got to enjoy the magical midnight sun preceded by rain. Lampinen and Lauhamaa estimate that the snow will stay for around two weeks, provided there won’t be a major heatwave, which might make the approach difficult.
Steep skier Mikko Heimonen had a rare first descent in Chamonix. Aiguille du Plan Ridge, Le Fil à Plomb was the route in question. Heimonen was accompanied by Jesper Pettersson who had also spotted the route.
Mikko Lampinen’s visual reportage of man-day on skis in Hjörundfjorden, Sunmore Alps in Norway, with Juha Tolvanen and Antte Lauhamaa. The recipe for the perfect day includes powder, ambience, and beer with high level views.
Mika Merikanto, Huippu’s special assistant, went on a trip to Mürren, Switzerland, to find out it was very much worth it. As the pictures reveal, Swiss weather was perfect a week ago, and what’s even better, there was plenty of playground for those into off-piste activities.
23 minutes for working two years – that’s Brain Massage, the Nipwitz legacy. Oskari Raitanen fills us in on how it was being in Nipwitz and why it won’t be seen anymore (at least not on the silver screen, that is).
The latest match between Finland and Sweden ended up in a draw. Daniel Rönnbäck and Tero Repo shared the first prize on “Killer Loop Click On The Mountain” contest. Repo admits having participated in a relaxed holiday mood. The contest that went on for 72 hours involved photography in Courmayer and Punta Helbronner area.
“I definately saw a lot of good style and I think the level is rising”, says the head judge of Sappee Finnish Open, European brand manager for Bern, Host in tv series Wild Spirits and ski bum, Skye Darden.
A photo of Arto Majava’s and Mikko Lampinen’s (Huippu’s photo editor) just made it to the hot-off-the-press December issue of the Powder magazine. And what’s the shot in question?
The picture on the cover of Huippu 2/13 was shot by Tero Repo in Antarctica. In addition to penguins, the photo shows world-class snowboarders Xavier De La Rue and Lucas Debari, whom we asked a few questions about the exotic moment.
The symptoms of altitude sickness vary, and one may experience them at locations closer than and conditions easier than those in Nepal. Actually, it is likely that many alpinists have experienced some mild altitude sickness without knowing it. Traveling from the port of Rostock straight to Chamonix, making it to the summit of Aiguille du Midi around noon, skiing actively all day, enjoying a few drinks, and then spending the night at a high altitude. That is a combination that exposes any skier to altitude sickness; one may feel some headache and nausea the next day, but it often gets mistaken for a hangover.
Parasta mitä Pohjois-Norja pystyy tarjoamaan
Parasta mitä Pohjois-Norja pystyy tarjoamaan. Elämämme parasta aikaa lumimyrsyjen välissä, syvällä kurun suojassa jossain Lyngenissä, viime keväänä...
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Dark preseason teaser By Paul Siljama and Jussi Mononen feat. Henri Mustonen, Aleksi Patja, Eetu Rintama ja Aleksi Laitinen
Nallo - a Freeride Mission
Summer activities in Lyngen Alps
Huippu presents: Summer activities in Lyngen Alps by Skipe Oivo and Jani Johansén. Welcome!
Making of Huippu the Finnish Freeride Magazine
Huippu presents: Making of Huippu, Part 1, the outdoor work. Enjoy!
In video Paul Siljama shares his good vibes from Whitewater and Kootenay mountain.
Welcome to the Nordic Hooligans blog! This is the space where we will share all the good and the bad stuff that we experience in the making of this movie. We´re gonna post “making of” videos, pictures and feelings as often as possible during the winter and the all the way to the premiere next fall.
The idea of Tromsø Enduro was born around a year ago as I was hike-and-biking on my home mountain, Kvaløy. Catching my breath, I pulled out my lunch sandwiches out of my bag. Sweat was dropping down my forehead; it was a particularly warm fall day. I sat on a rock and marveled at the beauty of the fjord as the bright fall colors on the faces of the mountain created a superb contrast to the sea. I had seen this view so many times – it never grows old.