Ice & Palms

Bikepacking across the alps and skiing some iconic mountains along the way - no motor allowed!



Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck are not your everyday freeski athletes, and they have realized their longtime dream. Their biggest and most extraordinary ski tour so far. In just five weeks the two friends have traveled from their homeland of Germany across the Western Alps to the Mediterranean by bicycles, and have skied the most beautiful mountains on the way. They have not only been searching for pristine untouched slopes that challenged them as Big Mountain skiers, they also had to cover the whole distance without a motor - their skis strapped on their bikes or the bikes strapped on the backpacks. The two had traveled the world for many mountainous adventures, but over the last few years, the idea for „Ice & Palms“ had grew in their minds: a ski adventure that started right on their own doorsteps. 5 weeks, 1,800 km and about 35,000 vertical meters – one dream, once across the Alps.

The documentary “Ice & palms” was first screened at St. Anton Filmfest 2018 in Austria where it won the audience award. In the upcoming months the film will be screened at festivals around the world.

See the updated list of tour dates here.


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Presented by: VAUDE

Our Job: Idea and Creation

Athletes: Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck

In cooperation with: Alpina, Fischer, Contour Skins, Ortema, Zeiss Lenses, Sporlastic, Evoc

Awards: Audience Award Filmfest St. Anton


the project trailer