Ice & Palms

Bikepacking across the alps and skiing iconic mountains along the way
From Germany to Nice, France. A 100% self-powered adventure!



Johannes Müller, Max Kroneck, Jochen Mesle, Philipp Becker


El Flamingo


Max Kroneck, Jochen Mesle


Contour skins, Fischer Sports, Vaude

Running time

32 minutes

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Our Judges say:

Fascinating evocation of our 'edge'

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Yes shred with your bike on your back. Amazing hard core project with fantastic cinimatogrfy to match.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Woah this is a hardcore trip, crazy bikepacking over mountain passes closed by snow, crazy skiing with bikes on their bikes. Sleeping wherever, woken up by rain, or roadworks. I love it, makes me want to pack my bag and head for the hills!

Anna Paxton

Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck start their biggest and most extraordinary ski tour so far. The mission: Bikepacking across the alps and skiing some iconic mountains along the way - no motor allowed! The two friends have traveled the world for many mountainous adventures, but while skiing in distant locations this idea grew in their minds: a ski expedition that starts right on their own doorsteps. Five weeks, 1.800 km, 35.000 vertical meters and a dream come true.