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teaming up with the most traditional eyewar brand on the planet

stoked to announce a new long term partnership with JULBO,

the french family-run company with the biggest passion for outdoor sports.

with freeski legends glen plake, samuel anthamatten and more already on the team,

i am looking forward a lot to work with them in the years to come

flo

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in the gate, ready to go
in the gate, ready to go

second overall now before the big trip to alaska

couldn`t really feel the flow today but had a nice run anyway,

unfortunately having a small crash dropping right into the landing of the rider before me.

stoked anyway to stay second overall and to have been to andorra:

amazing mountains, super nice people, good food and the resort has the biggest heart fro freeriding!

time for some filming and the family over the next weels beforegoing to alaska.....

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leading the pack!
leading the pack!

so happy about another line free of mistakes and being on the podium again

all i wanted was to be top 8 after the first 3 events of the season to make sure i can go to stop number 4 in alaska.

and here i am after the first 2 events leading the rankings.....

andorra has  beautiful peaks reminding me of my home mountains, and the upper part of the face was just the way i like it: steep, rocky, narrow.

had a super exposed drop at the top which is had to stick to survive which i did and it paid off ((-:

we are looking forwar to having the fieberbrunn replacement comp her as well, so stay tuned.

flo

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nice drop in my line
nice drop in my line

stoked about a podium in the first fwt event of the season!!!!

after 2 years of winning a lot of qualifiers but never getting it together right on the tour,

i am back up in the top 3 again!!

changed my line on the way up to something simple and fast and it paid off!

had a lot of fun riding even.....

 

check out the pics here and the video here.

next stop is in austria, next week i am ready to attack again!!!!!

flo

 

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hiking for the goods....
hiking for the goods....

with some solid snowfalls the 2015 winter finally took off right after christmas....and we got the most of it!

you still have to go up high to find a solid base below the fresh snow,

but those seeking are being rewarded with amazing conditinos.

soak up a few monents of our last session in ......... (-:

flo

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join us and austria`s freeride stars on this year`s tour

starting in innsbruck on saturday november 15th we will tour through europe again with some of the most soulful freeride productions of the season. 

stefan häusl, björn heregger, fabian lentsch, guest stars xavier delerue and samuel anthamatten plus many more will be live on stage for you in innsbruck, hamburg, berlin, warszwa, krakau, and vienna.

i will be on stage presenting the movies & riders!

all the info are here:

http://www.freeride-filmfestival.com/tour

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book cover
book cover

check out my latest publication now available as paperback

after doing my masters thesis at the universtiy of innsbruck, i was asked to have my work published as a book and was happy to do so.

dive into the world of extrem sports and freeridig and find out why guys like me are so hooked on their sports and the dangers that come with it.

 

available now on (in german only):

http://www.amazon.de/Die-Lust-Risiko-Extremsportler-riskieren/dp/3954256169/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410515579&sr=1-2&keywords=Orley

 

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after a great season on the qualifiers, here are the final results of all categories

click on the pics for all the infos and results of the 2014 fwq series

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early summer day on achensee.
early summer day on achensee.

teaming up with the austrian SUP brand which makes the perfect boards for lakes, rivers & traveling

when bernhard winklehner, founder and boss of croslake approached me 2 weeks ago to ask me if i wanted to join the team, i did not hestitate to say yes. croslake produces a great range of inflatable SUP boards perfectly matching the needs of us mountain people who mainly venture out on lakes an rivers and are stoked to use a board that`s a little wider for extra stability and to bring the kids as well as it is super easily packable into any car.

 

since we will spend the next summers on the st. wolfgang lake in our summer house there, we will have loads of time to be on the water and if you wanna join us there to test the boarsds you are welcome!

check out a few pics of a first shooting for croslake with tommy bause.

 

 

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reaching the top at 6.45 am
reaching the top at 6.45 am

High winds, temperatures of -25 Celsius (-13 Fahrenheit) and more tough conditions made our 2 day adventure at the bottom of northern tyrol`s highest mountain at over 3.700 meters a rough trip.

High winds, temperatures of -25 Celsius (-13 Fahrenheit) and more tough conditions made our 2 day adventure at the bottom of northern tyrol`s highest mountain at over 3.700 meters a rough trip.

together with rider chris fuschlberger and filmers martin knoch & juls walkner plus our moral support laura perfler, our plan was simple: hike up in the afternoon, do some sunset lines, sleep in the tents, hike early for a sunrise at wildspitze at 3.770 meters, breakfast in the camp, rider the famous taschachwand and go back down to cilvilisation.

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fwt calendar 2015

less events and new venues, here are the details:

EXCITING NOVELTIES FOR FWT 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FULL CALENDAR 2015 WITH TWO NEW VENUES IN ANDORRA AND ALASKA/USA

 

Lausanne, April 8, 2014 - The SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® (FWT) is entering a new exciting phase in 2015, with a comprehensive calendar including two great new venues officially announced. The tour will consist of five venues in total for the men and four venues for the women. The Pyrenean resort of Vallnord Arcalis, in Andorra, will host both men and women skiers and snowboarders, and the notorious mountains of Alaska, USA, will see a smaller group of men skiers and snowboarders just before the finals and the 20th anniversary of the “Xtreme Verbier” in Switzerland!

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2014 final rankings

With my 7th place overall i am back in the tour for 2015!

Despite not making a podium this year on the tour and 3 results counting, my results of 5th, 6th and 7th are enough to put me in 7th overall in the 2014 rankings, and with the top 8 being qualified for the 2015 world tour i am in!!

 

Look forward to the new exctiging schedule of the 2015 freeride world tour coming soon.....

 

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the austrian freeride champs 2014!

What a weekend! I have never done a comp being sick before.....

After being sick with a weird virus i still knew i had to compete at the 4* fwq in obergurgl to take home the title ahead of alex hofmann. So i hiked to the start being feverish and in bad shape. It was a pity because the conditions were great and the face is a real big mountain the way i usually like it! So i rode an old man`s line with many small drops to 4th place, enough to keep alex (who won the comp) behind me in the overalls. Stoked to repeat my title from 2013 and looking forward to doing the triple 2015!!!!

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the winners of kitzsteinhorn

Another victory, this time repeating last year`s first place at the x-over rider 3* freeride world qualifier at the kitzsteinhorn in austria!

In great spring snow everyone had a great comp! A fluid and really clean line got me on top of the podium, with a nice drop in the middle. And - the party was one of the better ones of the season as well ......

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great video from the base jump performed by my buddy matthias giraud and me

it was a perfect day at the ski resort bergbahnen rosshütte in seefeld thursday this week.

a crew of 13 friends help us fullfil the dream to be the first BASE jumpers ever to jump from the härmelekopfbahn, with a total of 21 cameras in place to catch all the action on video. while obviously being illegal and the resort not knowing about our plans, we made sure not to leave any trace, ot to damage anything or to put anyone in danger - which we all managed to do.

the planing of the jumps took up a long time: entering the gondola without raising attention, a super scetchy landing in a narrow riverbed, an exact getaway plan for us and the filmcrew and much more had to be considered.

find the first edit on epic tv here http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/illegal-double-base-jump-from-moving-gondola/273541?b=1, a new edit with more unreleased footage will be online as well soon.

thx to everyone involved for the help and to my thule teammate matthias giraud www.matthiasgiraud.com for joining in!!!

by the way - the resort did not even notivce our jump and was informed before the video went online. and guess what? their first action was to put it on their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/rosshuette?fref=ts).....HELLO TO WHISTLER FROM AUSTRIA ((-: 

flo

  • 19.08.17, 20:44

    en route from trinidad back to austria via new york. crazy.....i could not live here #toobig #nooutdoors


  • 14.06.17, 15:24

    the pros on the #freerideworldtour are very human beings...... #dropinempty


  • 02.06.17, 16:07

    what a team.....first time ever that the #thulecrew is complete at one spot. looking forwar to in #malmö near the thule headquarters tonight!


  • 19.05.17, 19:18

    sometimes i wish i was a skier ......


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