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4 of Xavier de le Rue's Favorite Snowboarding Adventures

A collection of Xavier de le Rue's favorite snowboarding lines from his Mission DIY web series.

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A collection of Xavier De Le Rue's favorite routes, from France to Norway, that are featured in his Mission DIY web series.

Xavier ditched the big film crew to do it all himself in DIY fashion, with no production schedules, no crazy heli trips, just a man with a van who's on a mission to score some perfect snow!

Since Xavier is one of the world's most respected freeride snowboarders, these routes are serious and only recommended for those with an advanced riding level. Most of the lines are extremely exposed, requiring ropes, crampons, and ice axes to successfully complete them.

Relive the action of these incredible adventures, and don't forget to check out the videos!

Unstad One

Unstad One

Lofoten
2.8 km
Part of DIY: Mission Lofoten, we walked from Unstad to explore the conditions, we weren't sure what we would find over the first rise, but found a couloir to ride on the other side of the lake.
Private
Chevalier Couloir

Chevalier Couloir

Chamonix
4.4 km
Chevalier Couloir is uber steep, and should only be attempted in the best snow conditions.
Private
Angelique Couloir

Angelique Couloir

Bonneville
4.6 km
A long south-southwest facing couloir, which is a great day mission from the Grand Montets.
Private
Mallory Couloir

Mallory Couloir

Chamonix
1.9 km
The Mallory down the North Face of the Aiguille du Midi is an intimidating and extremely exposed "classic" of Chamonix.
Private