We've been shooting in Tamok every spring since 2007 and always saw the potential of the place but never realized it due to weather or snow conditions.
In 2012 everything was different. My life changed forever. Our journey started with two days of heavy snowfall. For the rest of the time, the sun was out but it still stayed cold throughout the week. The crew – Miikka Hast, Antti Autti, Nicholas Wolken, Ode Siivonen, cinematographer Teemu Lahtinen and myself – got to see some of the best Tamok has to offer. We just went on and on, dropping new lines and enjoying ourselves up there. At some point I stopped counting their first descents.
In this image Miikka Hast is speeding up on the lower parts of Lilla Russetinden, one of his many first descents. There was a huge cliff halfway down the line. After he landed perfectly he just couldn't hold it back anymore but turned his nose straight down the hill and raised his hands in the air.
Getting to ride a huge face like Lilla Russetinden and being out there in the wild with your crew, Miikka was surely the winner. I could almost see the smile on his face from the helicopter.