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M. Berckmans, J. Gasparutto, F. Peeters, M. Wagner

France 3

France Televisions

No more need for mountains, no snow, a slope and let’s go. A group of Belgian friends had fun going down a hill of black rock in Charleroi (Belgium) in the old mining area.
There is no snow here, but black rock for these Belgians who are orphans from resorts and winter sports. In Charleroi (Belgium), it is in a former mining basin that a group of friends got equipped from head to toe to hurtle down the 250 meters of vertical drop that presented themselves that day in front of them. “We can’t go very far, we have to find ways to keep ourselves ‘very local’“, explains Alexandre, an atypical skier.

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While it is important not to think twice before going, practitioners recall that “helmet, elbow and knee pads“remain essential to avoid any danger. The one that looks like a black slope, according to Basile, another thrill-seeker, will not give these Sunday skiers any gifts. A physical pastime, since after having descended at full speed, you have to go back up … On foot, and the gang of friends regrets it: here, no buttocks.



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