In search of pristine snowy landscapes and perfect wind conditions, last winter, outdoor photographer Jean-Luc Grossmann and his brother Sylvain explored with kites and sledges during a three-day micro adventure the region of the imposing San Bernardino Pass.
Spending time outdoors is a humbling and inspiring experience. From the adventurer embarking on a daredevil expedition mastering the greatest physical challenges, to a group of friends sitting around the blazing warmth of a campfire on a cold night, there are countless opportunities to enjoy our expanses.
On day 6 the wind suddenly comes to life and challenges us. Headwind is the biggest adversary of a stand up paddler. From one paddle stroke to the next, everything is questioned. The effort of each stroke is now not just a means to an end but an immediate goal. To keep on moving forward, we must put everything into our paddle, one stroke after the other. The waves make us rise and fall like a cork. Despite the bad conditions, the SUP’s fully packed are handling the ocean swell with conviction and our bodies feel at one with the board.