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Today I set out to for Mt Monadnock from my house. I had high aspirations to skin up and ski down with a little bit of running from my house to the trailhead.

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I was invited to guest blog for Sage to Summit, a specialty running and mountaineering shop in the Eastern Sierras, California. I have worked with Sierra Mountain Guides and Sage to Summit leading Tour du Mt Blanc ultra running trips  in the Alps. Another one is on the calendar this summer if you […]

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A big shout out to my teammates from the CHAMONIX Ski Alpinisme Club for their exceptional performances in Tromso. Yann Gachet, our coach, brings home a bronze medal for France and Valentine Fabre qualified for the finals in the sprint and had a strong 5th place finish in the individual. This is the 3rd year […]

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When I moved to Chamonix 12 years ago, even though I had taken years of french throughout my school days, it really did not sink in until I lived here for quite some time. Now I can say that my own children correct me…Chamonix is a place of a many people coming and going, tourists, […]

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It is not everyday that there are sprint races on the calendar, and when we saw one in Grindelwald, Switzerland, a few of us from the Chamonix Ski Alpinisme club made a weekend of racing out of it. It was a weekend of great training in a beautiful backdrop of the […]

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This season I had set a goal to complete the World Cup Ski Mountaineering circuit, and do the best I could in the sprint events. In a competition season that begins in mid december and ends early May, it is not uncommon to miss a race here due to illness or there due […]

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It was a real pleasure to race in Courchevel this weekend at the French National Championships in Sprint. I was happy to feel strong and take the victory for the women, as well as remedy my error from the last world cup sprint in Switzerland.

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This was the closest world cup ski mo race to my home and it was amazing to have my family there to cheer me on, also great to see how many racers from our Chamonix Ski Club were there too.

I was really glad to feel so strong in the sprint world cup […]

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The Grande Course a.k.a. La Grande Course is a ski mountaineering championship  series that connects the most important and prestigious skimountaineering races of the world over two seasons 2011/2012. The races include: Adamello Ski Raid (Italy), Patrouille des Glaciers (Switzerland), Pierra Menta (France), Tour […]

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Mont Blanc from my Front Door

On May 17, 2012 By

It’s not everyday that I leave my house at 2am and set off to climb the the highest mountain in Western Europe, Mont Blanc, 4808.75 m (15776 ft 9 in) This majestic white mountain happens to be the backdrop from my home in Chamonix. The majority of the summiteers choose to stay at a hut prior to […]

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