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Mama’s only son: Skiing and parachuting off the Aguille du Midi

See the world through the poetic eyes of Black Crows skier Michael “Bird” Shaffer in this quick clip from a spring trip to Chamonix. With the Aguille du Midi lift closed and the mountain quieter than usual, Bird made his way up the Italian side of the Midi to access his line: the Éperon Frendo on the North face. “Ski that thing, skip the rappels and fly off that serac at the bottom,” says Bird. Easy as one, two, three…


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