Faction has been establishing themselves as a ski media powerhouse for several years. With Etienne Mérel at the helm for most of their outstanding projects, they’ve cultivated film after film that is aesthetic, story-driven, and includes some of the best skiing you’ll find. In September of 2022 three members of the Collective, Duncan Adams, Sophia Rouches and Sam Anthamatten took a trek to South America.
Making their way through Chile with the help of local knowledge and guides, the crew took on the challenge of summiting several volcanoes in the area. As local snowboarder Isaac Huenchunao describes, the volcanoes take on a special role in Chilean culture. These monstrous guardians serve as equalizers of the region, bringing both peace and destruction while creating balance in the natural world. Duncan, Sophia and Sam serve as our guides as we dive into the daunting and magnetizing world of Chilean skiing.
From YouTube – The Faction Collective travels to Chile for a ski touring adventure. The mission? Discover and ski some of the most impressive volcanoes on a road-trip south, connecting with the local community to understand the significance of the volcano in Chilean culture.
Photos courtesy of the Faction Collective