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Sierre Zinal 2012 (31km 2200m D+)

nuno caetano carlos sa sierre zinal 2012Yesterday I ran one of the most amazing and mythical races of the history of the trail/mountain running, the Sierre Zinal in Switzerland.
For a long time i've heard a lot about this race, how mythical it is and that you could race against the best athletes/mountain runners of the world.
 
Yesterday i could finally see that with my own eyes.
 
It's true that the race is really amazing. The last 10km, you run above 2200m and facing 5 mountain above 4000m. Simply unforgetable.
It's true that the some of the best mountain runners in the world were there (Marco de Gasperi, Miguel Caballero, Carlos Sá, César Costa, Mireia Miro, etc etc etc).
 

Probably the last day of ski touring of the winter... la Grande Lui, 3509m, Massif du Mont Blanc

Probably the last day of ski touring of the winter... la Grande Lui, 3509m, Massif du Mont Blanc
Certainement la dernière journée de ski de randonnée de la saison....
Certamente o ultimo dia de esqui da época de Inverno....
 
La Grande Lui, 3509m, Massif du Mont Blanc
 

Madeira Trail Running, Pico do Areeiro - Pico Ruivo, May 9th 2012

Madeira Island is really so, so beautiful!!!
This is a sentence, that every time that I come back home, it just keeps going and going in my mind.
The mix between the green of the mountains and the blue of the sea is so perfect, that I have to stop every 5 minutes to save that moment in my memory and in my camera.
 
Today, with my friend Gonçalo Silva, we did one of the most famous walks of Madeira. The liaison between Pico do Areeiro and Pico Ruivo (the highest summit of Madeira, 1862m).
The trail is simply amazing, the views are astonishing and the weather was perfect!!!
 

Breithorn 4164m, normal route on ski touring... probably the easiest 4000m peak in the Alps

Breithorn 4164m, normal route on ski touring... probably the easiest 4000m peak in the Alps
 
The Breithorn, at 4164m, is considered one of the easiest 4000m peaks in the Alps. The mounatin is located very close to the Matterhorn/Cervin and you can climb/ski it from either Zermatt or Cervinia/Breuil.
 
Today, with Es and Ben, we had another early start. We left Chamonix at 5am and after a 2h drive we hit Cervinia and started the 2200m uphill towards the summit of the Breithorn.
 

Mont Dolent, Normal Route South Face by the Val Ferret (Italy)

- Mont Dolent, Normal Route South Face by the Val Ferret (Italy)
- Mont Dolent, Voie Normal Face Sud, par le Val Ferret Italien
 
 

Montée au refuge bivouac du Dolent

Domes de Miage, 3670m + descente Glacier d'Armancette, Massif du Mont Blanc

27 March 2012: Domes de Miage, 3670m + descente Glacier d'Armancette, Massif du Mont Blanc

Photos & Videos: ISMF European Championship ski mountaineering/Championnats d'Europe de Ski Alpinisme - Pelvoux 2012

Photos & Videos: ISMF European Championship ski mountaineering/Championnats d'Europe de Ski Alpinisme - Pelvoux 2012
 
 
This year it will take place the ISMF European Championship ski mountaineering/Championnats d'Europe de Ski Alpinisme in Pelvoux (France) from the 4 to 10 February 2012.

Trail des Aiguilles Rouges 2011... the summer has ended

Trail des Aiguilles Rouges 2011... the summer has ended!!!

This last weekend I raced the last competition of the 2011 summer. The amazing and always beautiful (and very hard too) Trail des Aiguilles Rouges. 50km and 4000m+ in the Chamonix Valley, facing the Mont Blanc.

UTMB 2011: Final balance... let's see what's next!!!!

The UTMB 2011 is finished and it's time to look back and analyse the race. I have no regret of my decision to abandon in La Fouly (110km). My quadriceps were "on fire" from the Grand Col Ferret descent and I was suffering so much that it would takes ages for me to finish the race.

Viva Le Tour de France: Col de la Madelaine

"C'est La Fête du Tour".... it's true, all over France this is the period where everybody feels the impulse to ride their road bike. The Tour the France is taking place now and they are approaching the Pyrenees and then the Alps.
 

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