The 2nd Chamonix Cols et Cimes on Easter weekend- Saturday April 11, 2009 was a great success. The organisers of the course- the ski patrolers of the http://www.versant-sud.net/ did a great job accomadating with the foehn wind. (for full results and more pictures also check this site)
I placed first for the women with a time of 2 hrs 28 minute.
The race took place in the Aiguilles Rouge area above the Brevant-Flegere.
The course was technical, fitting to the alpine flavor of Chamonix, with half a dozen transitions from ski to boot packs to descents down techincal couloirs. These transition were favorable to my skills.
It is great to see ski alpinisme racing growing in the Chamonix Valley. This course debued our new local club with the Chamonix Club des Sports: Chamonix Ski Alpinisme http://www.chamonixskialpinisme.blogspot.com/ Competing from the club were Daniel Hoffman- President, Nina Silitch-vice president, Nuno Cateono – Secretaire and Michael Silitch-club guide.
The finish at the Flegere Refuge, with a backdrop of the Chamonix Aiguilles, was followed by a hot savoyard tartiflette in good company.
Wild Roses http://www.wildroses.it/