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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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Areche, Pierra Menta country hosted the French National Championships (individual) yesterday. This was my first real objective of the season and I was happy that it fell into place for me on this day, my oldest son’s 8th Birthday. I came in 2nd overall just behind Laeticia Roux and in front of Corrine Favre, […]

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This is one of my favorite night races out there- great ambience and a varied course with some good steep hill climbing, kicking and gliding and a nice long boot pack. I was pleased to ski a personal best and win overall for women.

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Montée de Pralet

On December 23, 2011 By

Kicking off the skimo season just in time for Santa Claus. The first uphill climb of the season for me and by far one of my new favorite courses put on by Adelin Favre. A great Chamonix club turnout! A good start to the season with good legs just behind the strong climber Sandrine Favre.

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Pre-Season Training Camp in Cervinia

On November 15, 2011 By

Hard to believe I spent 3 amazing days on snow last weekend in Cervina, Italy, when as I write this today here in Chamonix, we are in short sleeves and riding bikes and roller skiing, and just one week before I was on the beach in a bikini! This was the 2nd time of our […]

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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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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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