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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.
 

Reco of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.... with Jon Morgan!!!

Hi again,
The preparation for the UTMB 2011 keeps going.
This weekend, together with my friend Jon Morgan, that is also running the UTMB 2011, we decided to go for a 'reco' of the UTMB trails.
2 days of amazing trails, astonishing views and a lot of sweat!!!!
 

Chamonix Summer 2011: lots of fun and the UTMB is coming.....

The summer finally arrived in Chamonix and in the Alps.... after this last Sunday, temperatures are very warm and the weather has been great.
Lots of trainning sessions and a few competitions are on the way.... all these with one single objective, prepare the UTMB 2011.
 
Competitions Summer Season 2011:
- 17 Jul: Tour Mont Blanc, Road bike
- 30 Jul: 6000D, Trail
- 14 Aug: Sierre Zinal, Trail
- 26 Aug: UTMB, Trail
 

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