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An awesome 2013 in just 12 Photos

2013 was great, we packed a lot into 12 months, visiting 16 countries across 4 continents.

It started in Chamonix, France for a phenomenal winter spent snowboarding, back country ski touring and some spring road cycling.We then cycled 3000km across Europe to Asia,  after 1 day in London we picked up our winter kit and flew to South America via New York for 3 months. We returned to Chamonix in November for our 3rd winter of the year!

We traveled from the high Altiplano of Bolivia to the very south of Chilean Patagonia in the depths of winter. We snowboarded some of the most active volcanoes in the world (sometimes in blissful ignorance of this…), we split board toured through the wilds of Patagonia finding remote snowy couloirs to ride, crossed desolate frozen lakes, climbed glaciers on volcanoes, hiked the most impressive national parks we have yet visited, sat out weeks of winter rain in a small camper van, got epic tooth pain in Torres del Paine and ate more cakes than an obese American. So I have condensed this into just 12 pictures;

Neck deep powder in Chamonix at the start of 2013

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Sunrise and fresh tracks after a cold night camping at 3800m on the Vallee Blanche!sunrise2

Good times hucking cliffs and ripping pow with Will in Chamonix

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Verbier, Switzerland – my new favourite resort!Verbier, Backcountry

Split board touring among the seracs above Chamonixgopro05

Relaxing by the sea in Montenegro, fresh figs on trees, local wine in the bottle cage – perfect!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cycling into Turkey, the final country in our cycle tour in July.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Simply stunning Volcanoes and Altiplano lakes in Bolivia;OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Flags flying on the worlds largest salt flat in Uyuni, BolviaP8033383

Celebrating a successful ascent and descent on Volcan Lonquemay, Chile!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Walking out of a beautiful line snowboarded above Refugio Frey, Patagonia, ArgentinaOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Slow progress hitchhiking our way into a deserted Torres del Paine national park, chile in winter.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

First riding of the Northern Winter in Cervinia in front of the Matterhorn, in November!Cervinia and Matterhorn

Bring on 2014 it better be awesome!

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