Tero Repo Ski Mountaineering Wisdom

| December 2, 2009

One of the best slideshows I’ve seen in recent memory was put on by Tero Repo while we were on the Clipper Adventurer.  Tero is part of the Finnish mafia living in Verbier and a professional photographer who was along to shoot Jeremy Jones and Xavier de le Rue. Tero’s show was good as it was short, had high quality photos and involved a humorous running dialog delivered in deadpan monotone.

“Hmmm, yes, here Xav and Jeremy share a moment together in the mountains.  Very nice”
“Here Xav and Jeremy look into the sun and hold hands for a moment. Yes.”

A photo lifted from Teros website - terorepo.com

A photo lifted from Tero's website - terorepo.com

One photo featured a boarder going down a chute while the other one watched, to which Tero added “Yes, you know the old mountaineering saying “Never leave your partners behind””  which with the simple addition of an apostrophe (Never leave your partner’s behind) takes on a hole new meaning.  I’m not sure which wisdom Tero was referring to, but I got a good laugh out of it.

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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