Coming to ECS was my dream since 2005... I didn't expect this will be that amazing meeting.
My point of view:
Day 1st - Friday:
"When do we meet?" "6:50" "OK" .
Feelings: OK, They were serious... Work to do, so I'll be there...
11pm -> light turns off, emotions...
Day2nd: - Saturday:
I am there, lights off, nobody in the area, everything closed... First idea -> it was a joke...
Someone is coming: Oleg -> "Is it the a right place? - Nobody is here" " They are there"
Reparking my car... Meeting Patrice... Feelings: It is real... Night, darkness...
A cabin filled with all the equipment, everybody, the crew, not speaking much if at all... Climbing, darkness.
End of a route, still dark. Everybody takes something, noone talking. Tents are there, but nothing else. Almost with no words, we prepare the stand. I don't know - 15 persons, 20? I don't know most of them... Darkness, first lights on the highest parts of the mounains. Tables prepared, stand prepared, everything seems to be done... Patrice - is content and then we go for the breakfast. Still nobody is there. Groomed slopes, no skiers, no snowboarders, just the team. Sun is climbing in... What a feeling!
End of breakfast. Slowly moving to the stand and then the first cabin comes in... People - so many, more and more... WOW, what a weather...
coming down, so tired, so good mood, great day!
evening: atmosphere, before the meeting it seemed to become a usual commercial as always in these situations, but hey - passion is still there, it's not feeling commercial at all! I do feel like it was my old family I didn't ever know! Almost anyone could be my brother, sharing the same passion - snowboarding.
Pictures on the wall, smiles everywhere, where the hell did the photographer find the time to make this! (Congrats Jean-Manuel) so good mood...
more EC snowboarders than skiers,
same outstanding weather,
so much time with the best ever snowboarders ever seen - wow again!
- no power.
- no phone.
first thoughts: "a third world war?"
Guys climbing there on their feet, to bring me my boards. Amazing is this real? WOW. Again.
They are coming:
So tired, so satisfied...
I will come next year. I'm sure about this.
THANK YOU ALL!!! It was truly OUTSTANDING to be there.
580km in 3 hours and 5 minutes completely legal!!! I love german highways!!!