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Pierra Menta 2011. The biggest ski mountaineering/alpinism competition is approaching. From the 17 to 20 March 2011, in Areches Beaufort (France) it will take place the most amazing and most fun ski alpinism race in the world.
 

Les Courtes (3856m), NNE Couloir, 9 Mar 2011

Incredible, it's the only word that i can say when i look at the weather in the Alps this year.
I can't remember that last time that snow fell in Chamonix, the weather has been simply perfect. Amazing blue sky sunny days!!!
Of course that we must take advantage of these conditions, stay concentrated at work is very hard at the moment :-)
 

Rest day Ski Touring at the Pointe Bernarde in Val Ferret (Italy)

Nice good weather day in tha Alps. Perfect for a ski touring day with friends.
We were planning to ski the Rutor in Itlay but at the end we decided to avoid driving so long and we went to the next valley across the border in Italy.

Final day of the World Championship Ski Mountaineering Claut 2011 + Video

Hi again,

The World Championships are finished and I'm now back at home in Chamonix Mont Blanc.

The balance of the competition was positive because it's always great to compete amoung the best athletes in the world. The experience acquired was also huge and I learned a lot just by the fact of being there.

Here's the final results of the 5 race's:

Vertical Race Results Claut 2011 - World Championships

Today was the 3rd day of these Ski Mountaineering World Championships in Claut (Italy). It was the day of the Vertical Races...

Today's Vertical race was quite flat... only 540m of altitude gain. So waxing the skins was very important.
The race was won by the spanish Kilian Jornet (24m46s). And in the women's category the spanish Mireai Miro is the new World Champion.

News from the World Championships 2011: Team Race (20 Feb 2011)

Hi everybody,

Today it was the 1st day of the World Championships Claut 2011. It snowed a lot last week and the Organising Committee decided to postpone the Sprint (suppossed to happen yesterday and will take place next Wednesday).

Verte à l'Envers & Sybelles

Another 2 ski alpinism races in the last week.... results were ok if we consider that I'm a bit tired. Have been training a lot to be well prepared for the World Championships.

The first race was a night vertical race, the famous Verte à l'Envers in Les Houches. 870m of uphill on a ski slope. I finished in 43m56s but I was 1m slower than last year...

Ski Mountaineering World Champioships Photos - Claut 2011

After 2 years of ski mountaineering experience acquired, this year I decided to participate in the Ski Mountaineering World Championship that will take place in Claut (Dolomites - Italy) from the 18 to the 25 February 2011.

Ski Mountaineering Season has started very well!!!

Another big Winter Ski Mountaineering season is coming!!!

This year the big projects are the Pierra Menta, the Mezzalama and maybe the World Championships.... we'll see!!!!

With my Club (Chamonix Sports Club) we went the other day to Cervinia in Italy to do a weekend of trainning.

All went well but the muscles are a bit rusty....

The first competition  is in Chamonix, the Dec 5th, let's see how it goes :-)

Km Vertical de Nantaux (Montriond), 16th place, 38m59s

Yesterday I raced for the 1st time a Km Vertical. 1000m in the shortest distance possible. This one Km Vertical de Nantaux is considered the 2nd steepest in the world, after the Km Vertical de la Fully in Switzerland.

For a 1st experience the result wans't that bad. I finished 16th and the time was 38m59s.

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