Bell, renowned Aosta mountain guide Gianni Carbone along with a photographer, Daniel Taylor and his guide, Gressoney local , Paulo Aghemo were dropped by helicopter at 6.15am at Punta Gnifetti one of the many peaks on the Monte Rosa mountain where the temperature was a breathtaking -25 degrees.
Managing over 1200m vertical descent on snow, more than many ski resorts offer mid-winter, down towards the Col du Lys glacier, Bell was fortunate to get a blue sky day with unbelievable panoramics:
"We were so lucky to get the most beautiful morning to take on this challenge", said Bell. "Bad weather at the weekend had laid down some fresh snow but strong winds had packed this down into tough, icy ridges. But the views made up for the poor snow, we were actually looking down on the Matterhorn to the north, and to the south there was an almost sheer drop all the way down to Alagna, Gressoney's sister resort. A fantastic experience finding winter in the middle of summer"