On June, Red Bull Illume photographer David Carlier shot a first ski descent of the north face of a peak called Blanche de Perroc in Val d’Herens, Valais of the Swiss Alps. The rider was Gilles Sierro, one of the best in the steep lines scene, and he succeeded in his second attempt.

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Carlier explains the feat: “It looks nearly vertical and Gilles knows it is still virgin as the only two attempts to ski it have failed. In 2010, Gilles made an attempt but couldn’t nail the steep part below the summit due to bad snow conditions.

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In 2012, another skier went there, but also failed. This time he just nailed to most direct line in the north face of the Blanche de Perroc!”

Enjoy a gallery of Carlier’s shots and be sure to visit his website.