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Xavier De Le Rue's Routes from the Sustainability Dialogues

A collection of pro-snowboarder Xavier De Le Rue's routes from his podcast series

Description

In the Sustainability Dialogues climate scientist Dr Johan Rockstrom and I, discuss the global climate crisis.

The first adventure shows a route off the backside of Mont Fort in Verbier, Switzerland. Along the way Johan and I noticed a number of glaciers that have receded over the past years - starting with the glacier de Tortin which you cross as you go up in the Mont Fort lift.

The second shows the famous Vallee Blanche, looking at the recession of the Mer de Glace glacier in Chamonix, France.

The third route shows my recent bike adventure exploring the mountains in my backyard of Verbier. Sometimes we don't need to travel far to have an awesome adventure and explore the wonders of nature.

The forth is one of my favourite Backyard Adventures - splitboarding across the four valleys of Verbier.

For more info and to listen to my podcast series click here https://www.xavierdelerue.com/tsd

The Backside of Mont Fort

The Backside of Mont Fort

Verbier
1,827 m
48 °
260 m
10.9 km
Freeride day with Johan Rockström as part of The Sustainability Dialogues podcast series
Difficult
Private
The Sustainability Dialogues: The Vallee Blanche

The Sustainability Dialogues: The Vallee Blanche

Skyway Monte Bianco
2,080 m
44 °
16 m
9.4 km
The famous Vallee Blanche route, looking at the recession of the Mer de Glace glacier
Severe
Private
Orsières - Moay with the Escargogo

Orsières - Moay with the Escargogo

23.0 km
1,161 m
1,161 m
A weekend electric bike tour with the Escargot - that got a little rowdy. Recommend not bringing a kid in a bike seat for this one, but a great tour with a nice single track descent.
Difficult
Private
Mont Fort to Mache #BackyardAdventures

Mont Fort to Mache #BackyardAdventures

Verbier
3,221 m
50 °
1,243 m
14.3 km
Backside of Mont Fort to Mache - lunch - and home again!
Severe
Private