Typically communication is an important part of the team event in skimo racing. Racing the Puchar Pilska Teams race in Poland over the weekend, the only common language between my partner and I was ‘go’ and ‘dobre’ (‘good’ in Slovak). Luckily these were really all that was necessary.
While I knew all along that the vertical race would be my best shot to place well in the Championships, the teams race was certainly what I was looking forward to the most. The teams event best embodies the spirit of ski mountaineering with two athletes racing together, never skiing far apart and sometimes connected[…]
September is here, there is fresh snow in the mountains, and ski season feels closer than ever. This is a quick recap of my training over the summer:
The Squamish50 was the biggest event on my race calendar this year and it certainly lived up to the hype. Growing the event each year, Gary has managed to make it into a full weekend with two days of racing and a film festival.
Plan A: Liberty Ridge Skimo Mission Ever since our speed mission last year on Tahoma (Mt. Rainier), Nick and I have been planning to return for another but were looking for a route that would require a bit more actual climbing rather than just running up and down the cow-path on the standard Disappointment Cleaver[…]