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Summer Footprints

On July 2, 2011 By


Summer kicked off with the Combloranne 18km trail race. Early one sunday morning, with fresh snow in the hills, the boys and I piled in the car and headed to village of Combloux, a.k.a, the pearl of Mont Blanc.


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Breathe & Believe

On May 20, 2011 By

Smile, breathe and go slowly (except when racing) ~Thich Nhat Hanh

There are many things that go into a season of racing. The ski mountaineering season is long, beginning in early december and ending in the 1st of May. There are moments in the season that are low points and […]

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On May 15, 2011 By

My 2011 ski mountaineering race season culminated with one of the biggest, longest and hardest races out there, the Trofeo Mezzalama.  This was the 3rd and final race in the Grande Course Series. Believe it or not, this was the 3rd time I had been at this start line and the 1st time […]

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The Journey is What Counts

On April 20, 2011 By

It’s good to have goals but the journey is what counts- Wild Roses


Here […]

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The last world cup of the season was in Zakopane, Poland home of the ski jumping world cup and gateway to the Tatra’s Mountains. Unfortunately due to the weather, we never really saw the mountains but they sure do look beautiful in the photos.

Even though we could not due the […]

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Pierra Menta 2011

On March 28, 2011 By

The Pierra Menta is often called the Tour de France of Ski Mountaineering racing. It is a stage race of 4 days long, each day involving long stages sometimes up to 5 hrs long.

I can’t quite believe that this was the 4th time I have done the Pierra Menta and completed it too, as that is a […]

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A Rainbow of Recovery

On March 3, 2011 By


I think just about every little girl loves rainbows, who doesn’t? And seeing one […]

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Nina finished the World Cup ski mountaineering season totally psyched. Last year, she was burnt out by the end, but this year she wants to keep on going.

7th place overall in the final World Cup rankings and winning World Cup prize money probably helps a bit. Nina was strong throughout the season, and although […]

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Trail des Aiguilles Rouges

On September 27, 2009 By

Course details: 51km/ 31 miles

Ascent: 3361 meters/ 11, 027 feet Descent: 3602/ 11, 817 feet taken from my Suunto t6c

There is something special about racing the trails in your own backyard. Often you don’t have to set your alarm for quite as early, but for this race […]

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