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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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Think Snow!

On November 29, 2011 By

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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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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Teamwork

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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Mont Fort en Famille

On April 27, 2011 By

We finally took advantage of the pass we have at Verbier and spent a couple days at the Cabane de Mont Fort, The cabane lies on the slopes of Verbier at an altitude of 2457m.  It is a regular stop for those doing the famous “Haute Route” ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt. We […]

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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 Huge Thanks to my Team!

On May 5, 2010 By

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 […]

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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 […]

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