Photo Epic: Cosmic Fall - Tito Tomasi's Final Alpine Shreds of 2018

Dec 2, 2018
by Tito Tomasi  
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bigquotesFly in the golden hour of summer. Ride the mountains and see the seasons changing. Enjoy the last ray of light before the stormy winter, before it brings the snow.


This article is a tribute to the Alpine, at the best period of the year.

After spending a incredible summer at home, culminating around 100,000 meters of climbing, I left the Alps for three weeks of rest before heading back to Nepal. I had four weeks of an incredible journey in the Himalayas. Fall in Nepal is amazing. The weather is dry and cold, perfect condition to hunt flow in the tallest mountains of the world. But, while I was there, fall was taking full effect at home.

Right after Nepal I came back home and jumped on all the opportunities I could find for some epic rides. I took my new camera with me almost all the time and collected some cool shot from the heights. I edited this clip like I would write a poem, showing the beauty of the mountains. With no story, no hero, no bullshit, just the ride and the beauty. To inspire you, to explore and see life with a different angle.


CHAMONIX
Riding the Climbing Mecca.
Sideways on that steep ridge. Making the snow fly for the picture and getting stoked!

The first turn but not the last on that 1200 meters downhill.

The flow and the Fiz. The mountain in the backdrop is a small range called the Fiz and it's one of the most technical, long rides you will find in Savoy. One of my favorite.

The huts in the meadow, with the best view in Chamonix valley.

Some exposed balcony trail in the middle of the climb. The light in the trees was unreal this morning.

Last turn of the ride before getting back in town for a classic burger combo.


THE RIDGE
Mt Jovet, Savoy.
Passing the Aravis range in the fog to reach the sunny Savoy.


Epic lights and epic climbs for those November Alpine missions.


The summit. The view looks down on Tarentaise and Mt Blanc.

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The Ridge. I saw the conditions on a friend's page and got fired up with that balance of snow and gold.

Let's ride!


Cruising the alpine.


Last turns on the open Alpine before the forest.


IBEX LAND
Riding in Vanoise range.
Starting the day with a bit of driving. Etienne called us because he found the only dry place in the Alps! Beautiful atmosphere with the typical morning fog down in the valley.

Hike a bike a step away from the void.

Ibex and mountain goats taking advantage of the late winter.

Manu takes a break in the killer climb. Ibex are still everywhere.

The top is calm and beautiful.

Etienne negotiating the rocky turn near the face.

The trail was a steep and technical at the top but flowed crazily after that. What a discovery for Manu and myself.

Etienne dropping to the chapel.

Back home in Annecy. Dying in fall's light and waking up in the winter day.

Vive La Vie
Tito


19 Comments

  • + 11
 Who took the pictures, would be interesting to know since its a photo epic :-) Huge respect if they were all self-portraits!
Trip looks great, though!
  • + 9
 Hey! thanks. I actually took most of the pictures and some where I gave the camera to a ride buddy for the shot. Silmed the entire thing so not me on the frame except the pov footages. vive la vie!
  • + 2
 Superbe vidéo TITO ! Je suis vers Albertville et j'ai bien l'intention d'allez rouler le Mont JOVET, c'est magnifique là haut !
Photos superbes également bravo !
Je connais pas mal de bonne sortie Enduro dans le massif des Aravis et les Bauges avec des beaux sommets à rider. Si un jour tu repasses dans le coin contact moi on ira rouler !
J'ai un profil sur www.26in.fr sur tu veux jeter un coup d’œil à mes sorties :
www.26in.fr/profils/ride4ever73
  • + 2
 Great seeing the ibex up in the mountains........one small slip "The view looks down on Tarentaise and Mt Blanc"....not sure how you can look down on Mont Blanc if your on the ground?
  • + 3
 @TitoTomasi what about the video? It says it's password protected. Great work as always, your adventures are amazing. Are you looking into shooting some MTB documentary?
  • + 2
 thanks for letting me know, the password was protecting the video before the publication date. About MTB documentary, huummm I really considering it. Documenting the mountains and sharing my passion for expression. I'm on a few long term projects, I hop you will like it. aloha
  • + 4
 Thought this said cosmic fail. Was expecting him to fall off a cliff.
  • + 2
 Is the video protected? Why would you post a video you don¨t want people to see?
  • + 4
 Really nice!!!
  • + 3
 Amazing riding as always!
  • + 2
 BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing this. The Mont Blanc region is one of my favorite places on earth.
  • + 1
 thanks! It is a very special place!!
  • + 2
 阿尔卑斯总是那么美
  • + 1
 Vraiment belle article! Tu as beaucoup de talent! Les photos sont malades!!
  • + 2
 I have never ridden alpine, this makes me want to, thanks Tito
  • + 1
 Seems like the lake has been refilled, cool Smile
Now if only I could be there.
That ridge picture is amaizing.
  • + 1
 I just found my computer screensaver image for the winter. Nicely done!
  • + 2
 Some Warren miller shit
  • + 1
 Very nice!

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