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Being a Wild Roses ambassador is not about climbing the highest mountain or being the first on the top or to the finish line. It is about the passion of doing things for a greater reason. Life can be an adventure, but the greatest adventure is giving life a meaning.  It was a dream of mine […]

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This year I chose not too dive right into the trail racing season, after the intense ski mountaineering season of 2012.  I think last year I made that mistake. It is easy to do, when your fitness is strong but your muscles are not yet adapted to running. When your race season starts in […]

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My ski mountaineering race season finished up about one month ago with the Patrouille des Glaciers not quite finishing as it normally would due to mountain weather shortening the race. I am really happy about my ski mo race season, reaching my objectives and beyond with a world cup gold medal in the sprint,  a […]

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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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Winning the World Cup Ski Mountaineering Sprint on April 14th, 2012 in Tromso, Norway is a dream come true for me. It is a culmination of reaching for something that felt somewhat unattainable, committing and believing. When I stepped on the airplane to Tromso Norway and flew all the way up north, across the […]

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A dream come true!


Nina is the first North American ever to win a world cup ski mountaineering race.

She came all the way up past the arctic circle to Tromso, Norway to do it.

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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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Spring in the Mountains

On March 9, 2012 By

The ski mountaineering season is long with the first races beginning in December and the final race, the Patrouille des Glaciers the last weekend of April. Every athlete has their own ways to keep their motivation high throughout the season.  The hubbub of daily life: family, work, combined with travelling and racing can take it’s […]

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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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