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, […]Continue Reading →
Here in Europe things are a little thin, but not in Italy! I headed over to do some early season training in Cervinia last week. I had a chance to ski a 4000 meter peak, The Breithorn, from the base of Cervinia to the summit with a few members of my ski-alpinisme team in Chamonix.
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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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
How do you measure success? It is a question we all ask ourselves at the end of something we have worked long and hard on. One year ago if you asked me if I was going to race at the World Cup level this year I would have probably said no. But somewhere inside of […]Continue Reading →
The 2010 ski mountaineering season has come to a close. It is the first time I have ever wanted to keep racing when such a long season was over. I started the season in mid December racing the first world cup in Italy and just finished the last one not long ago. I completed the entire […]Continue Reading →
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