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The Monument Valley Tribal Park is truly one of the most majestical places in the South West. Though years ago I explored some of these parts as a rock climber, seeking infamous crack climbs in Canyonlands or squeezing my way up chimneys in desert towers, never had I run around such majestic desert […]

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Wapack Range 21.5 Trail Race: May 10th, 2014, Race Report 

2nd place woman, 1st in age and 8th overall.

Adjusting to new life and landscape….

Last August we relocated our  small family across an ocean to a new country, new jobs, new schools and new lands. In many ways the 12 years we […]

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A view of Mt Washington (From Friends of Tuckermans)

“So do you have any more ski mo races coming up?” I asked my friend at the last New England Rando Race at Bromley Mt in Vermont. Bromley was my old stomping grounds when I was 8 years old.

My friend said, “Oh, just The […]

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With just over a week to go to the CCC, 100km ultra run around Mont Blanc, I was lucky to squeeze in a few longer runs checking out the course and re-adjusting to the altitude and temps here. It was a challenge wrestling with jet-lag and planning activities for the kids, but I […]

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Tour du Rutor Extreme 2012

On April 4, 2012 By

The Tour du Rutor holds a special place in my heart because it really was the first real ski mountaineering race I did with my teammate Lyndsay the year we started ski mountaineering racing in 2007. It was our first real introduction to “real” ski mo racing with technical ridges and arretes […]

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Pierra Menta 2012

On March 20, 2012 By

The Pierra Menta, a.k.a The Tour de France of ski mountaineering racing, is really one of the most mythical ski mo races out there and I think the hardest in my book. This year marked it’s 27th year!

I have to say, when I racked up for this race for the 1st […]

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When people think of Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island, they often think of sunshine, sandy beaches, sweet cannoli’s, lemon trees, gelato and La dolce vita, the sweet, slow pace of Sicily.

There is also Mt. Etna, the most active volcano in Europe.  Did you know that the first ice cream came from Sicily? Greeks and Romans […]

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Happy Valentines Day!

On February 14, 2012 By

Staying warm in the winter chill

It’s February 14th! Happy Valentines Day! Arctic temperatures have blanketed the Alps these last 2 weeks, some mornings with the thermometer reading -19 C (-2 F)!  Growing up in Vermont and Maine  these frosty temps are quite common in January. Back then I grew tired of freezing […]

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As I leave sunny Andorra and head for snowy Chamonix I look around at this beautiful countryside here which I am so fortunate to have had a chance to explore. What I love most about racing in other countries is it gives me a real chance to experience a country more than in the […]

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Just three years ago I helped found the section ski-alpinsime club with the Chamonix club des sports. This year we have reached the 60 member mark in our club. This is not only a result of the passion behind this sport but also the fact that the sport of ski mountaineering […]

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